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The Newsletter of Lasell College 

Fall 2005 



in this issue 


Message from the President 


New Trustees & Overseers 








Connected Learning 


Campus Update 


Alumni Relations 



Major Gifts 



Annual Fund 



Lasell Village 




Class Notes 

Special Issue: Lasell's Unique Approach to Education 

Making Powerful Connections through Connected Learning 

Connected learning is very much a part of 
the Senior Honors Capstone Projects, as 
Keith Tower '05 and Heidi Hanna 'oj 
explain during their final presentations. 

The cornerstone of a robust academic 
experience at Lasell remains connected- 
learning. This unique and challenging 
concept, which combines theory learned 
in the classroom with experiences in 
real-life settings and situations, is one 
of the academic innovations on which 
Lasell has built its reputation. 

At the very core of the Lasell curricu- 
lum, connected learning encourages 
students inside and outside the 
classroom to 'taste and see' what 
their chosen professions are like, and 
reinforces what they have learned in 
their formal learning environment. 

Like the Lakota Sioux proverb, "tell me 
and I will forget, show me and I will 
remember," connected learning allows 
students to directly participate and 
experience, so they can "try on" a career 
without assuming the real-world risks. 

For instance, the article on connected 
learning and internships (page 4), 
which is the featured piece in this issue 
of LEAVES, was researched and written 
by Maha Al-shoaibi '05 — whose goal 
it is to become a print journalist in 
her homeland of Saudi Arabia. The 
article was part of her intensive 
semester-long internship in the Lasell 
Office of Communications. 

Connected learning, which flows 
through the entire fabric of Lasell's 
curriculum, is as exciting for faculty as 
it is for students, because together they 
experience expanded and unexpected 
opportunities for learning. 

This special issue on connected 
learning gives readers their own taste 
of how students with solid academic 
credentials garner extraordinary 
professional opportunities from an 
experience-rich academic program 
that truly sets Lasell apart. ¥ 


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Still Enthusiastic After All These Years 

Joe Aieta is named Fourth Joan Weiler Arnow Professor 

Arnow Professor joe Aieta. 

Amiable historian and philosopher 
Professor Joe Aieta, who has been a 
beloved presence on the campus of 
Lasell for 36 years, considers his tenure 
at the college reward enough. He is, he 
readily admits, passionate about teach- 
ing and ardent about his long affiliation 
with the College. 

So it was with joyful astonishment that 
the good professor discovered that it was 
he who was to be the new 2005 Joan 

Weiler Arnow Professor, an endowed, 
three-year appointment that allows 
the chosen faculty member to pursue 
his or her academic interests in 
what amounts to a learning nirvana 
for scholars. 

"Surprised? Actually, I was flabbergast- 
ed," says Joe. "Jim Ostrow, Vice 
President for Academic Affairs, 
informed me in October, and asked me 
not to say anything until he announced 
it at graduation. For once in my life I 
kept my mouth shut," he laughs. 

"I recommended Joe for the professor- 
ship to President Tom de Witt following 
consultation with the Deans," reports 
Jim Ostrow. "The sole criterion is: 'a 
scholar-teacher whose commitment to 
innovative pedagogy and personal inter- 
est in students will broaden the learning 
process and make a significant contribu- 
tion to the overall Lasell Community.'" 
The Professorship carries an annual 
professional development stipend so 
that the faculty member can pursue 
academic interests in his/her discipline. 

"Joe was chosen because of his history 
of and continuing commitment to 
productive scholarship in his field, 
which includes, but is not limited to, 

the scholarship of teaching. He has 
an excellent record of publication 
(articles and book reviews), presenta- 
tions, and development grants from the 
National Endowment of Humanities. 
Joe is the fourth Arnow Professor — 
Kerri Heffernan was the first, then 
Sylvia MacPhee, followed by Linda 
Bruenjes, and now Joe," says Ostrow. 

For Joe Aieta, the professorship allows 
him the luxury of time — not to garden 
or frolic on idyllic seashores. Oh, no. 
His use of time will be firmly focused 
on completing more research on two 
beloved projects, which he will pursue 
with his customary fervor at Harvard's 
Widener Library. 

"I have a couple of ongoing projects on 
which I'll be working during sabbatical 
next spring, with the intention of bring- 
ing them to some sort of meaningful 
conclusion," he offers. "The first 
involves reinterpreting the diary of 
Lady Margaret Hoby, 1571-1633, the 
first such document of an English 
Puritan woman writer of the sixteenth 
century." Joe Aieta believes she was 
very much a woman ahead of her time. 

continued on page j 

Message from the President 

Dear Friends, 

This issue of the LEAVES features con- 
nected learning, our signature auricular 
response to the changes in pedagogy, 
student (and parent) expectations and 
to the demands of the marketplace. 
The idea of using connections as a 
way to describe a different approach 

to teaching and learning emerged in 
1988-89, my first year as president, 
as Lasell Junior College began to devel- 
op more "hands-on" training centers: 
first the teaching daycare center at the 
Barn and then a commercial travel 
agency — in addition to the existing 
Rockwell nursery school and the allied 
health laboratories. 

Initially, connected learning offered 
an opportunity to differentiate our 
approach to educating women from 
other competing institutions. At 
Lasell, women learned through the 
connections they made to each other, 
borrowing from established research 
that showed women tended to be more 
collaborative than competitive in the 
classroom. We were also making real 
connections to the world of work 
through our on-site labs and off-campus 
internships. We often talked and wrote 
about how our students learned in the 
classroom and outside it, putting theo- 
ries to practice and thereby enhancing 
both their education by making it more 

meaningful and their prospects for 
good jobs. 

Over time, Lasell changed and so 
did our curricular design, but our 
commitment to connected learning 
remained steadfast, eschewing pressure 
to find a snazzier branding image. 
The concept did evolve as we became 
a co-educational institution. We 
emphasized team work and refined 
experiential learning into project-based 
coursework, again to distinguish Lasell 
from institutions such as Northeastern 
with their trademark cooperative 
education. Instead of working with 
one employer for a semester, which 
lengthened the baccalaureate degree, 
our students had several different 
experiences during the academic year, 
both on and off campus. As we say in 
our promotional material, our students 
graduate with a degree and a resume. 

I believe connected learning has 
contributed to our recent enrollment 
success. While we continue to require 

Lasell Board Activity 

New Trustees, Overseer, and Corporator Elected 

Effective this October, Lasell College 
will be welcoming three new members 
to the Board of Trustees, one new 
member to the Board of Overseers, 
and a new Corporator. 

Board of Trustees 

Elmer Bartek is the 
Account Director 
for Strategic and 
Emerging Accounts 
for Computer 
International, Inc. 
in Framingham, MA. His focus is 
concentrated on technology solutions 
within the bio-tech, financial services, 
and higher-education verticals in New 
England. A successful, results-oriented 
professional, he has over 20 years of 
experience in the sales of software and 
services, with both domestic and inter- 
national experience. 

A graduate of Boston College, Dr. 
Bartek was also awarded an M.S. and 
a Ph.D., with a concentration in 
Educational Research, Measurement 
and Evaluation, from this institution. 
He is a resident of Waban, MA and 
actively serves on the Financial Services 
Advisory Committee and the Life & 
Health Sciences Advisory Committee 
for the New England Business & 
Technology Association. 

Vice President 
for Information 
Technology at JP 
Morgan Chase, 
Kevin Murphy is 
responsible for 
development and 
support of numerous global applications 
within JP Morgan Treasury & Security 
Services and Investor Services. Prior 
to this position, Kevin was the CIO of 
LifeMetrix, based in McLean, VA with 
operations across the U.S. With 24 
years of experience in Information 
Technology, Mr. Murphy has managed 
all phases of MIS and technology. 
Among his accomplishments at JP 
Morgan Chase are the design and 
development of a new vision of IT with- 
in Investor Services Boston and he is 
currently overseeing a total refresh of 
technology infrastructure, network, and 
engineering within his division. 

Mr. Murphy graduated cum laude from 
Franklin Pierce College with a Bachelor 
of Science in Business. He also received 
honors in the Management Program. 

Ellen Offner is 

an independent 
consultant with 
extensive experience 
in the management 
of large, complex 
programs in health 
care organizations and universities. 
Currently she is consulting to the 
University of Michigan, staffing a 

presidential task force seeking ways to 
improve the health care of the university 
community. At the M.I.T Medical 
Department, she was director of Health 
Plans, Finance, Marketing and Planning, 
managing the health plans for faculty, 
staff, and students and overseeing the 
finances, strategic planning, and 
marketing of the Medical Department, a 
multi-specialty group practice. She has 
also worked for Harvard Pilgrim Health 
Care. During her time there, she was 
Vice President for Medicare Programs, 
where she created and managed First 
Seniority, Vice President for Product 
Development and Management, and 
Director of Strategic Planning and 
Business Development. 

Ms. Offner graduated from Barnard 
College and received her M.B.A. in 
public and nonprofit management 
from Boston University. She has served 
on the Board of Directors of the Planned 
Parenthood Federation of America and 
the Western Hemisphere Regional 
Council of the International Planned 
Parenthood Federation. 

Board of Overseers 

The Reverend Mr. 
Roger C. Moulton 

has been intimately 
connected to Lasell 
since his daughter, 
Pam, became a stu- 
dent at the College. 
He was impressed with the experience 

the strong reasoning, writing, problem- 
solving, and technological skills 
acquired through a liberal arts educa- 
tion, we also offer good job prospects 
for those students who work hard and 
learn the requisite professional skills. 
The articles in this issue highlight some 
of our connected learning experiences 
and challenge us to expand our Career 
Service network so that Lasell can 
continue to deliver on its promises. 

Please remain "connected" to Lasell 
and share your experiences with us. 
As always, I welcome your comments. 


Thomas E.J. de Witt, Ph.D. 

she had and the thoughtful way she was 
treated from her initial application 
through her graduation. 

The Reverend Mr. Moulton is a gradu- 
ate of Babson College and worked at 
Price Waterhouse and Necco before 
entering Episcopal Theological 
Seminary and earning his Master of 
Divinity. He greatly enjoys the privilege 
of participating as clergy in Lasell's 
Commencement program and has been 
a generous benefactor to the College. 


Jewell Ward Ganger 

'49 has kept dose 
ties to Lasell. While 
at the College, she 
was a member of 
the Orphean Club 
and met her hus- 
band, Jon, at a glee club concert that 
was held with M.I.T. She also helped 
plan the annual June Fete and Fashion 
Show and, showing her continued 
interest, she recently made a donation 
of some pieces to Lasell's Goodwill 
Fashion Collection. 

The Gangers reside in Duxbury, MA 
and are gardeners and avid world 
travelers. They are leadership Annual 
Fund donors and strong supporters of 
the College. * 

2 Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

College Update 

New Emphasis on Lasell Ambassadorship 

Reinvigorated Board of Overseers Takes On Challenge 

The Board of Overseers was estab- 
lished in 1991 to identify alumni and 
friends who could serve as ambassadors 
of Lasell to the community at large. The 
Board also provides a way to identify 
individuals who might be "groomed" 
for the Board of Trustees. A person's 
engagement on the Board of Overseers 
is an indication of how committed they 
are to the institution. Members of the 
Board of Overseers, who are appointed 
by the Board of Trustees, are invited 
to sit on Trustee standing and ad 
hoc committees, although they do not 
have voting privileges. Overseers are 
also invited to the annual meeting of 
the Boards (Trustees, Overseers, 
Corporators) every October. 

In 2004, the Committee on Trustees, 
under the leadership of Chairman Alan 
H. Robbins, decided that Overseers 
were not fully engaged in the activities 
of the College and moved to empower 
them with more responsibilities. The 
goal was to make their involvement 
with Lasell more meaningful, to 
engage them more in its day-to-day 
life, and to enhance their experience 
as Overseers. 

For the first time, officers were elected 
to the Board of Overseers: Robin Parry, 
as Chairman, Helena Hartnett as Vice 
Chairman, and Jackie Hoffmeier Lard 

'68, as Secretary. The By-laws of the 
Board of Trustees were then changed 
so that the Chairman of the Board of 
Overseers serves as an ex officio mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, thereby 
creating an important link between the 
two boards. 

Since those elections were held in 
January 2004, the Board of Overseers 
has taken its new set of responsibilities 
quite seriously. The first annual Board 
of Overseers meeting was held on 
June 23, 2004. The first charge as 
Overseers was to develop a new 
Mission Statement and new Roles 
and Responsibilities. 

The new mission reads: to support 
Lasell College, the Board of Trustees 
and senior management in the advance- 
ment of the educational mission with 
advice, expertise and resources. Further, 
as ambassadors of the College, provide a 
link to a broader community. 

Lively and substantive discussion 
among Overseers ensued at that first 
meeting. Possible areas for collaborative 
Board action centered on these areas: 
alumni affairs, development and 
student life. Issues also covered were 
reducing the "disconnect" and employ- 
ing the "reconnect" of alumni from the 
school, bridging the gap between young 


alums and prospective students. The 
Overseers then decided that their strate- 
gic focus for this year will be "From 
Friendraising to Fundraising: Defining 
new rules of Engagement." 

The Overseers held a second meeting 
in October 2004, where they identified 
priorities and first steps as a newly 
invigorated Board. Dean for 
Institutional Advancement Ruth 
Shuman produced a "white paper" 
CONNECTION — Overcoming the 
Obstacles of Reconnecting with 
Alumni: Developing a Friendraising 
Strategy to Help Secure LaseU's Future." 
The "white paper" outlines the chal- 
lenges Lasell faces in the cultivation, 
stewardship and development process. 

At the third meeting in June 2005, the 
Overseers further developed their initial 
ideas, identified small workgroups to 
address specific projects, and estab- 
lished activities for the workgroups to 
pursue over the summer and early fall 
that will be reported back to the group 
at their next meeting in October 2005. 

The group collectively decided to 
address the following topics and 
questions under the umbrella of "The 
Tradition of Connection": (1) Managing 
the thought process from student to 

alumnus. "What activities might encour- 
age students to think about their future 
involvement with Lasell as alumni?" 

(2) Connecting alumni to Lasell. "What 
volunteer opportunities could be created 
that might encourage and motivate 
alumni to reconnect to Lasell?" and 

(3) Keeping alumni connected. "What 
activities, events, and services can Lasell 
offer to keep alumni engaged with the 
College?" The Board felt strongly that 
the "Tradition of Connection" supports 
the academic philosophy and overall 
theme of "Connected Learning." 

The first assignment for the workgroups 
is to explore the possibility of a 
student/alumni mentoring program. 
Board members will be conducting sur- 
veys and completing some competitive 
analyses over the summer. Stay tuned — 
now that they have been charged with a 
mission there will be no stopping the 
Board of Overseers. We all look forward 
to their recommendations to the Board 
of Trustees and the administration. 

(If you are interested in getting involved 
with this project or serving on the 
Board of Overseers, please contact 
Ruth Shuman, dean for Institutional 
Advancement at 617-243-2140 or at 'W 

LaseU's 150th Commencement 

Anita Hill Urges Graduates 
to be Confident, Concerned 
and Compassionate 

rVnita Hill, lawyer, educator, and affir- 
mative action activist, urged the joyous, 
199 graduates at Lasell College's 150th 
commencement to think of their diplo- 
mas "not just as a piece of paper, but 
as a reminder of all the people who 
helped get you here. 

"After today," she said, "continue to learn, 
to grow, and to give back." She also 
advised the young men and women to 
face the world with confidence, concern, 
and compassion. "Focus on self-confi- 
dence and community responsibility." 

Anita Hill, — a professor at Brandeis 
University, who teaches law, social 
policy, and women's studies in the Heller 
School for Social Policy and Management 

— is known also for her eloquent and 
informative speaking engagements. She 
is the author of the 1997 book, 
"Speaking Truth to Power," 
a personal memoir describing her 
involvement in the Clarence Thomas 
hearings for confirmation to the United 
States Supreme Court — an event that 
turned her into a political lightening rod 
and solidified her place as a leader in 
the battle for affirmative action. 

Professor Hill was awarded an honorary 
degree from Lasell College, by its 
president, Dr. Thomas E. J. de Witt. 
The Citation reads: 

As a lawyer, educator, and affirmative 
action activist, you have stood, for many, 

President de Witt hands Professor Anita Hill her honorary degree. 

as a national symbol of strength and 
resilience. Unafraid to speak the truth to 
the powerful, you have set a public 
example of what it is to be steadfast, 
courageous, and honest against daunt- 
ing and substantial odds. You have also 
demonstrated through your education 
and career, how hope, determination, 
and the belief in one's self can overcome 

obstacles and serve as catalysts for 
excellence. To honor you and your 
accomplishments, the Board of Trustees 
of Lasell College confers upon you the 
degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 
honoris causa, with all the rights and 
privileges pertaining thereto. ■« 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves \ 

Connected Learning internships 

The Internship Experience 

A Time When 'Theory is Learned' 

By Maha Al-shoaibi '05 

Prlay is commencement month for 
college students, and immediately 
afterward, most graduates return home 
to face the prospect of trying to enter 
the workforce. 

It is a daunting experience for many 
new graduates. However, because 
Lasell students have experienced the 
College's connected learning approach 
to education, and have participated in 
the internship program, they are ready 
to embark on their adult lives with a 
huge advantage and head start in the 
task of finding employment. 

Talking with faculty and students 
makes it dear that internships prepare 
students for working in the real world, 
and draw them closer to their natural 
talents, dreams, and pursuits. 

Lasell requires its students to complete 
an internship within their major. 
Each department has slightly different 
requirements for the internship but, 
on the whole, most students are 
required to work 140 hours in their 
senior year. 

Going to an internship isn't as simple 
as showing up, counting the hours, 
and writing in a journal. The entire 
process of finding the most appropriate 
internship to fit one's career aspirations 
gives students a first-hand example of 
what it takes to get a job. 

Many Lasell professors — who say the 
benefits of the internship program are 
wide and varied — advise students to 

Julie Losordo '05 arrives at her Tufis University internship site. 
(Photo by Maha Al-shoaibi) 

start searching early and to try and not 
take the first internship opportunity that 
comes along, encouraging them to 
match skills with employer's needs — a 
vital aspect in any job search. 

"Internships give students the opportu- 
nity to take what they have learned in 
the classroom and apply it to the work 
environment," says Chair of the 
Business Department Richard Frederics. 
He hopes that his students walk away 
with a sense of professionalism and a 
judgment of whether or not this is the 
career path for them. "Many students 
might have book smarts, but the 
internship prepares them to have 
street smarts," he says. 

Professor Linda Bucci organizes intern- 
ships for Criminal Justice and Legal 

Studies students and finds that the 
internship process and the connected 
learning philosophy bring more mean- 
ing to students studies. "Two of the 
most important gains from internships 
are the skills gained and the career 
development progress," she says. She 
brings adjunct faculty into the depart- 
ment who are active in their field, 
including retired judges and individuals 
who work in the criminal justice system. 

As a result, students are provided 
with an excellent source for networking 
as well as connected learning in 
the classroom. 

Many students walk away with a better 
idea of what the workplace is all about 
according to Assistant Professor of 
Business Joseph Potts. "A great aspect 

is that students have the opportunity to 
gain a more realistic view of the skills 
needed as opposed to some of the skills 
they think they have. Many accounting 
students, for instance, have interesting 
experiences learning how the real world 
brings to life what they learn in their 
textbooks. One of our more fascinating 
internships is with a small accounting 
firm in downtown Boston that supports 
only women-owned businesses," 
he says. 

Julie Hubbard '05 interned at an 
accounting firm and loved taking what 
she learned in class and making it work 
on the job. "I learned how to apply my 
book knowledge," she says. "I also 
learned that if you treat your internship 
as if you are really employed, you bene- 
fit more from it than you might have 
expected, even if you don't get paid." 

Lisa Bortman, dean for the School 
of Allied Health and Sports Studies, 
describes the internship as a meaning- 
ful, explorative, and enriching experi- 
ence: a time where "theory is learned." 

In the School of Allied Health and 
Sports Studies, students rely on their 
internships to prepare them for their 
professions. There are many different 
requirements mandated by external 
credentialing bodies, so the program 
helps to place students more than in 
other departments. Students have had 
residencies at such institutions as 
Emerson College, Massachusetts 

continued on page 5 

Notes From the Author 

Maha Al-shoaibi on 
Commencement Day. 

Greetings Dear Readers, 

I hope you have enjoyed reading my 
stories. In the last LEAVES, I wrote 
about International Students and, in 
this issue, I cover internships at Lasell. 
Unfortunately this is my last article for 
LEAVES because I graduated in May 
and have gone home to Saudi Arabia to 
start my new career. 

This article was interesting to write. I 
met students from different classes and 
different majors, and they talked about 
their jobs, what they have experienced, 
and how they have learned about real 
life and how to deal with real people. 
What was very exciting was visiting 
the students that I interviewed at their 

workplaces. The sites varied from a 
small, energized office to a huge but 
very warm rehabilitation center, to a 
center for children with special needs. 
It was a great opportunity for me to 
share the experience and feel the 
atmosphere at these fabulous places. 
To me it meant the world. 

I want to give a very warm thanks to 
Mr. Arnold Wenig, at the Hebrew 
Rehabilitation Center for the Aged. 
If it were not for him, I wouldn't be able 
to present the wonderful picture that 
shows him with Aeree Rhee '05. 

I would like to thank the SPARK 
staff members and the sweet 
children for welcoming me and 

making me feel one of them. I really 
appreciate everything I learned from 
all of them. 

Last, but not least, a special thanks 
to Institutional Advancement and 
the Communication Office for 
giving me this great opportunity 
to learn and write articles that I 
hope have interested my readers 
and told them about students' 
lives and experiences. 

Maha Al-shoaibi 

Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Connected Learning internships 


Continued from page 4 

General Hospital, Children's Hospital, 
and the Leahy Clinic. One lucky student 
even got a job with the Patriots! (see 
story p. 6) 

Chris Haverty, Assistant Professor and 
Coordinator of Clinical Education for 
the Athletic Education Training 
Program, speaks enthusiastically about 
her department's internships and her 
students' progress. "One of the most 
critical aspects is the site visit," she 
explains. "It shows the clinical instruc- 
tor at that site that you have enough 
interest in the program to come and 
check in on them. It also shows the 
students that you care about them. 

"One important aspect of the internship 
that all students should remember is 
that it will not be an easy experience," 
she continues. "This is an opportunity 
to learn and be comfortable with con- 
structive criticism. I always say, Ask 
lots of questions and enjoy yourself!' 

"Students are not going to love every 
internship and every person they work 
with," she continues. "They have to be 
as open minded as possible, make the 

best of every situation, and never close 

any doors. One never knows if the one 
person that you are not crazy about 
might recommend you for something 
down the road because you acted 
professionally and responsibly during 
your internship." 

Ellen LaBelle, chair of the Hospitality 
and Management Department, still 
hears from students who have graduat- 
ed about their successes. Talking 

about the wonderful opportunities 
that students can have with the Disney 
Corporation (see story p. 6) she says, 
"At Disney, students meet people from 
all over the world and learn a great deal 
about management and tourism in the 
hospitality industry." 

Students have varied experiences and 
not all get to intern at exciting corpora- 
tions like Disney. Julie Losordo '05 
worked in a human resource office at 
Tufts University. "I sometimes had to 
ask for things to do and most of the 
time people were too busy to explain 
things to me, but I learned a lot from 
the position. I discovered that I don't 
want to work in Boston and have to 
deal with traffic. I would prefer not 
to work on a computer all day long, 
but I also learned that I'd better brush 
up on my Excel skills," she says of the 
Microsoft software. "My boss asked me 
to formulate a spreadsheet on Excel and 
it was embarrassing that I didn't know 
how to complete it. I figured it out 
though!" she adds triumphantly. 

Aeree Rhee '05, from the School of 
Allied Health, interned at the Hebrew 
Rehabilitation Center for the Aged. 
"I learned many things about myself 
and found this was the type of work I 
want to do. It was a valuable experience 
because it narrowed my focus and 
now I know what to look for in a real 
job," she says. 

English major Jeanie Lemieux '05 
interned at Boston Medical Center's 
SPARK (Supporting Parents and 
Resilient Kids) (see story p. 10). The 
internship brought together many 
of her interests as she was exposed 
to social work, nursing, and teaching. 
"I felt this was an opportunity to give 

Aeree Rhee '05 works with a patient at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged. 
(Photo by Maha Al-shoaibi) 

back as I benefited from similar services 
when I was a child. I think the most 
important aspect of my internship was 
having a positive attitude. If something 
bothered me, I learned to approach 
the situation and try and solve it," 
Jeanie says. 

Samantha Dulac '05 had a completely 
different type of internship, working in 
the Boston Herald's fashion department. 
She was allowed to research and write 
articles, as well as organize fashion 
shoots. She found herself working in 
her dream field! "I learned that it's 
worth going after what I want and I 
was pleasantly surprised to find out 
that the department was more laid back 
and less 'cut throat' than the field has a 
reputation for," she says. 

One of the best parts of the internship 
program is that students get to come 
back to the classroom and analyze their 
experiences. Most of the departments 

have classes that support the internship 
program and teach students how to 
write a resume and cover letter. They 
also provide a forum to share, so one 
student's experience does not exist 
inside a vacuum. Discussion leads to 
a richer appreciation of what all may 
struggle with or relate to. It provides an 
opportunity to analyze what is working 
and what is not so that, in another 
instance of forging connections, 
students can learn from each other. 

The internship experience at Lasell is 
broad and rewarding for all involved. 
The students and the teachers describe 
it as an experience that gives true value 
to education at Lasell. That the students 
do so well at their internships reflects 
highly on the College. W 

Joe Aieta is named Fourth Joan Weiler Arnow Professor 

Continued from page 1 

"The other project is what I call the 
emergence of the 'Mohammed industry' 
— the publishing in the 90's of a spate 
of biographies on Mohammed. I'm 
interested in why, after so many 
centuries, popular historians, religion- 
ists, and more serious scholars have 
redeveloped such an interest in him." 

Joe, a graduate of Holy Cross, who 
holds two master's degrees from 
Brandeis University, says he began 
his academic career with a narrow 
scholarly perspective. 

"When I was in grad school, I thought 
I'd be a very narrow scholar. I arrived at 
Lasell for what I believed was going to 
be one year, and 36 years later, I am still 
thrilled to be here. I love it. It hasn't 

always been easy — there was that long 
and painful struggle to survive, and I 
firmly believe that without Tom de 
Witt's vision, we would be dead. 

"But I came to realize that, maybe, 
narrow specialization wasn't where the 
action was, rather, it was broad-based 
interests that became far more addictive 
to me. 

"I am very much fascinated by the life 
of the mind," he explains. "At Lasell — 
first when it was a two year institution, 
and now, as a baccalaureate and mas- 
ter's degree-granting institution — 
exploring areas of interest is not only 
allowed but encouraged." For a con- 
stantly inquisitive mind, such freedom 
is exhilarating. 

He is grateful, he says, to still be 
breathing oxygen, and to be so actively 
engaged in the work he so loves. His 
gratitude spills over too, for two genera- 
tions of students who have continued to 
challenge and stimulate him and "for 
the support of people like Tom de Witt, 
Jim Ostrow, Paula Panchuck, Steve 
Bloom, Mimi Reddicliffe, Helen Alcala, 
Stephen Sarikas, and before them, 
Ken Matheson, previous deans and 
administrators. They are excellent 
colleagues who push me and encourage 
my intellectual curiosity." 

After 36 years of teaching, Joe Aieta 
still has the freshness of perspective 
and positive attributes of a newbie. 

Congratulations, Joe! 


e was chosen because of 
his history of and continuing 
commitment to productive 
scholarship in his field, which 
includes, but is not limited to, 
the scholarship of teaching. 
He has an excellent record of 
publication (articles and book 
reviews), presentations, and 
development grants from 
the National Endowment 

of Humanities. 

— Jim Ostrow 

Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 


Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves ^ 

Connected Learning internships 

Hospitality Management Students Join Mickey and Minnie 

Learning at the Wonderful World of Disney 

Current and past Disney interns get together: (L to R) Erika Nutinsky '08, Megan Rosol '08, 
Charles Feeley '08, and Assistant Director of Annual Giving Jenn Marvel. 

I told my interviewer that I wanted 
to be Cinderella," laughs Megan Rosol 
'08, "and my wish to become an intern 
at Disney World came true." Megan 
and two other sophomores, Erika 
Nutinsky and Charles Feeley, are in 
Orlando, FL learning all they can about 
the hospitality business. 

"The Disney internship programs are 
the best things that ever came down the 
pike," enthuses Ellen LaBelle, chair of 

Hospitality Management. "The corpora- 
tion is number one in understanding 
people and clients, so these students will 
be learning from the best. Furthermore, 
when they graduate, the internships will 
look great on their resumes and put 
them ahead in their job searches." 

Erika and Megan left for Florida right 
after their classes were completed in 
May, and they will return to campus 
in January. Charlie left in August for a 

five-month internship. All of them lived 
in Hoag, the community service house, 
last year, and were involved in many 
volunteer projects. "No matter how 
busy these three are, they always find 
the time to do more. You never need to 
encourage them to get involved," says 
Professor LaBelle. 

Last fall, both Erika and Megan became 
members of Lasell's Annual Fund 
Phonathon team, where they worked 
with Assistant Director of Annual Giving 
Jenn Marvel, a former Disney intern. 
"During the Phonathon interview 
process I learned of their interest in 
Disney and it was great fun sharing my 
experiences with them and giving them 
tips on how to apply and what to expect," 
says Jenn. "You have to work really hard 
there but it's the best time of your life. 

"Through a friend, I got in touch with a 
Disney college recruiter, and talked with 
Erika and Megan," Jenn continues. "I 
emphasized that they should wear 
skirts, look professional, and go to the 
interview with up-to-date resumes." 

Once the girls arrived at Massasoit 
Community College for their interview 

"our nervousness went away," says Erika. 
"We were much better prepared than 
the other applicants and afterwards we 
realized we'd learned a lot from the 
whole process." 

Orlando seems to be a good fit for Erika. 
"I absolutely love it here!" she enthuses, 
"and I have met some amazing people. I 
am working as a hostess in the Crystal 
Palace in the Magic Kingdom where I'm 
with Winnie the Pooh and Friends all 
day long." 

But if s not all fun. The interns take 
classes while they are at Disney, are 
given grades, and have an actual gradua- 
tion. Every two weeks they must check 
back with Professor LaBelle and are 
required to put together a packet for 
her that describes their experience. 
"Students come back from Disney so 
much richer," she says. "It gives them a 
big jump start and they have some real 
world experience under their belts. I love 
having them in class — they'll just pick 
up on a topic and start rolling with it." W 

From Classroom to Career 

Internship Presentations during Symposium Show Depth and Variety 

I learned a lot about myself at my 
senior internship at the West Roxbury 
District Court," says Jenn Peters '05. 
"I've wanted to be a lawyer since I was 
five, but wanting and having actual 
experience is very different. Before, I 
would have been quicker to judge. I 
learned to exercise patience." 

Jenn was one of six students to discuss 
her internship experience during a 
Connected Learning Symposium 
session. She is a Criminal Justice 
major and the first undergraduate to 
have ever been given an internship at 
the West Roxbury District Court with 
the Honorable Judge Kathleen Coffey 
as her supervisor. "I didn't know what 
to expect and it was an honor to have 
Judge Coffey see potential in me. I was 
thrilled when I was asked to return this 
fall semester." 

Among Jenrfs many responsibilities 
was working with the Straight Ahead 
Program that brings local fifth and sixth 
graders to the court the first Friday of 
every month. Issues such as bullying, 
peer pressure, and violence are dis- 
cussed and the young students also 
sit in on courtroom sessions. 

"We pick cases we think they will 
understand, such as one on drag racing" 
explains Jenn. "We also give a tour of 
the lock-up and ask the children what 
they think. The usual response is, 
'Why would anyone want to be locked 
up?' — point made." 

The culmination of the Straight Ahead 
Program is Law Day, which this year 
celebrated the jury system. The students 
had all written essays and listened 
intentiy as they were told, "This room 
is full of promising people who will be 
taking care of the world tomorrow. This 
is your court house and the system can't 
work without you." 

Two Education students spoke about 
their experiences. Jessie Gilbert '05 
worked 35 - 40 hours a week with 
kindergarteners and second graders in 
a Dorchester school. "My Lasell classes 
were really helpful, but I found I wasn't 
prepared for the classroom discipline 
that was necessary," says Jessie. 

Nicole Gagnon '05 worked at the 
Rockwell Child Study Center. "I learned 
my strengths and weaknesses," she 

smiles. "I found I'm 
not as good at 
science as I am at 
art, and I discovered 
that I need to work 
on my preparation. 

"I worked alongside 

a Lasell Village 

teacher, Harriet 

Kaplan, who is 

in her 80s. The 

children adore her. 

Here I am, just 

starting, and it was 

wonderful being 

with someone who is so experienced." 

At West Roxbury District Court's Law Day, Jenn Peters '05 awaits 
the bagpipe entrance. 

Athletic Training major John Steele '05 
had a wide range of clinicals during his 
time at Lasell. "I met so many people, 
made a lot of contacts, and was shown 
many different techniques," he says. "I 
will take something from each of them." 

John had two clinicals with the Boston 
College football team and it opened his 
eyes to the world of "big." "They have 
unlimited resources. I worked with 
the top orthopedic doctors and saw 

surgeries at St. Elizabeth Hospital. I got 
to travel with the team to San Francisco 
and North Carolina," he explains. 

"After this experience, I concluded that I 
love football and I decided to send out 
my resume to the NFL teams. In July I 
start work with the Patriots! This never 
would have happened without the 
opportunity that my clinicals at BC gave 
me. Internships are invaluable." "if 

Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Connected Learning 

It's All Connected 

Career Services Makes Marketing Oneself for Employment a Valuable, 
On-Going, Educational Experience 

At the on-campus job fair, students talk with recruiters from area businesses. 

The world of work is a very different 
place today than it was 10 years ago. 
Fluid and focused on profits, the mar- 
ketplace that today's Lasell graduates 
confront is ruled by galloping globalism 
and technology that enables commerce 
to happen instantly, regardless of time 
or place. 

"Employers today are interested in hir- 
ing people who can demonstrate skills 
in developing goals and strategies," 
says Marie Smith, director of Career 
Services. "They want people who are 
prepared to step in and accomplish 
the tasks at hand. 

Students, who come in with no clear 
career goal in mind, find reassurance 
in the Career Services offerings that 
help them define themselves as 
productive professionals. 

"Lasell students have lots of good expe- 
rience from part-time and summer jobs 
they have held, and currentiy hold, as 
they work to make money to pay bills," 
says Marie. "Many students come into 
Lasell with experience that is actually 
career related." 

Even if a student says he or she has only 
worked in a restaurant or done child- 

& Giving students every advantage — through education and 
training — in the intensely competitive workplace, is very 

much what Lasell is about. 


"We encourage students to identify 
the skills they are learning in and out 
of the classroom which will aid them, 
not simply in getting a job, but by 
increasing their potential for success 
within the specific field they've chosen," 
Marie explains. 

Students who come into Lasell as fresh- 
men — regardless of whether they have 
selected a major or not — participate 
in a career exploration workshop that 
examines what they can do, profession- 
ally, using different disciplines. The 
workshop is run by Career Services as 
part of the first-year seminar. 

There, students have the opportunity to 
begin to better understand how their 
interests and skills might fit in the mar- 

care, for instance, Marie urges them to 
use the experience on the resume to 
reflect the dependability, commitment 
and personal responsibility as well as 
the organization and communication 
skills these jobs demonstrate. 

By sophomore year, students begin to 
think about internships and by junior 
year, they are well into the connected 
learning and internship routine, 
building meaningful, firsthand work 
experiences that bolster their resumes. 

Although they get support from their 
faculty advisors and Career Services, it 
is the responsibility of students to find 
internships — another potent opportu- 
nity to test their presentation skills by 
getting out on their own in the market- 
place. Students are coached on how to 

search online for possibilities, how to 
network within their chosen areas, and 
how to prepare for interviews. 

The Career Services component differs 
from program to program, but it offers 
seminars and workshops that expose 
virtually every student to the art and 
craft of interviewing, job searching, and 
the writing of impactful cover letters. 

Each year, Career Services co-coordi- 
nates the on-campus Career Fair with 
the School of Business and Information 
Science. Several students are given 
the connected learning experience of 
managing the production of the event. 
Held in the spring, and designed 
primarily for the business programs — 
though it is open to all students — the 
Career Fair attracts a number of 
recruiters from an array of major 
businesses, including the fields of 
insurance, healthcare, hospitality, 
financial services, marketing, and retail. 

Students who attend have the opportu- 
nity to get their feet in the door with an 
employer, learn some new information, 
get a contact name or two and, maybe 
even an interview. Nearly ioo students 
attended the March Career Fair and a 
number negotiated their way into 
meaningful interviews that held the 
promise of employment. 

The newest and most sophisticated 
wrinkle in Career Services at Lasell is 
the use of the Electronic Portfolio, 
which is a required academic compo- 
nent of many of Lasell' s majors. Over 
four years, the portfolio activities 
facilitate students' reflection on their 
development and are intended to assist 
them in understanding their Lasell edu- 
cation as a cohesive, holistic experience. 
Numbers of career related exercises 
are included and, during senior year, 
Career Services helps students in adapt- 
ing an edited version to support a job 
candidate's search. This is a concrete 
means of digitally demonstrating to 
prospective employers what he or she 
has accomplished during four years 
of college. 

Web-based, and readily transferable to 
CD ROMS to make them portable, the 
eportfolio enables students to use all the 
latest technology — video, music, the 
Web, narrative, and images — to exhibit 
their work and provide commentary 
on how they developed leadership and 
other vital skills during their college 


Our emphasis on connected 
learning, including academic 
service learning, volunteer 
work, and co-curricular 
activities, form an individual 
uniqueness and offer value. 

"career." Students can then either mail 
or deliver their eportfolio to prospective 
employers, with their resumes, or 
show the range of their work during 
an actual interview. 

"We strive to be high tech and high 
touch with our Career Services out- 
reach," says Marie, describing the 
comfortable melding of high technology 
with a high level of personal attention 
with which students are provided. 

"Seeking employment is one of the 
most challenging jobs a student will 
ever have," Marie says. "Our job is to 
equip them with the skills to find the 
right job and the right career." 

Over the past 10 years Lasell has consis- 
tently maintained a placement rate 
above 90%. And, over the past 10 years, 
more than 90% of graduates have been 
employed in work related to their major 
or continued their education six to nine 
months after graduation. ¥ 

Career Services Factoids 

• Career Services will likely 
provide services to virtually 
every student at some point 
during his or her time at Lasell. 

• 665 appointments for personal 
assistance were conducted 
with students last year. 

• 770 students were assisted 
in workshops during the 
'04-05 academic year. 

• This fall, Career Services is 
providing instructional sheets 
on the campus intranet for 
students on all aspects of 
resume writing, job hunting, 
networking, and interviewing. 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves 7 

Connected Learning 

Students Galvanize 

too Days of Action: The Darfur Awareness Project 

Lost Boy Ayuel Agany tells his story. 

I never knew that all these tragic 
events were going on in Africa. The 
images are horrible. How could a gov- 
ernment want to kill all these people?" 

This student was not alone in her 
reaction to the panel discussion on 
the Darfur Awareness Project that was 
sponsored by the Donahue Institute 
and Professor Dennis Fre/s History 
213 class, "Genocide in Historical & 
Comparative Perspective." The panel 
kicked-off Lasell students' participation 
in One Hundred Days of Action that 
started on April 6th to commemorate 
the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda. 
The 100 Days of Action was coordinated 
by the Genocide Intervention Fund 
(GIF), whose aim is to increase public 
awareness about genocide. 

"As I was planning my syllabus, I 
was looking for something that would 
inspire the class," explains Professor 
Frey. "I heard Nicole leRoux, a young 
activist representing GIF, speak last year 
about the nearly 400,000 people 
already killed in Darfur and it dawned 
on me that this was a situation that 
lends itself to activism. It was a topic 
that would connect the course material 
to a wider community. 

"I spoke with Professor Tessa leRoux, 
director of the Donahue Institute, about 
creating a program on the Darfur crisis 
and she was immediately enthusiastic. 
With a connected learning grant I 
received, I invited Professor Eric Reeves 
from Smith College to speak. He is 
regarded nationally as the foremost 
expert on the situation in Sudan and, 
for six years, has been a meticulous 
researcher on the atrocities committed 
on black Africans in Sudan by the 
Khartoum government." 

The students in Professor Fray's class 
were put in charge of organizing the 
specific details of the program. "They 
decided they didn't want the panel to 
consist solely of scholars. They wanted 
to hear from people whom they could 
relate to and who would speak to them 
at their own level." 

Through their efforts, and with the 
backing of Professors Frey and leRoux, 
three additional speakers were added to 
the program roster. 

Aisha Baines from American University 
in Washington D.C. did an internship at 
the Center for Prevention of Genocide 
and was assigned to find out about the 
situation in Darfur. "As I spoke to 
Darfurians in the U.S., the reports from 
the region were startling," she says. "I 
wondered why the media wasn't picking 
the story up. A group of us decided to 
go to Sudan with cameras and make 
a documentary that focused on the 
children, the most ignored population. 

Aisha Baines from American University 
in Washington D.C. discusses the 
documentary she made while in Sudan. 

"The Khartoum government won't let 
outsiders into the country and therefore 
we have no idea how people are doing," 
Aisha continues. "We went into Sudan 
without government sanction. The con- 
ditions in the north are very harsh and, 
although the south is more favorable for 
crops, there is no longer a planting sys- 
tem in place. People and their animals 
are dying. With the impending famine it 
will become genocide by attrition, not 
just by violence." 

As the compelling scenes from Aisha' s 
film played, including chilling children's 
drawings of helicopter attacks and men 
carrying rifles, Ayuel Agany, one of the 
Lost Boys of the Sudan, told his unbe- 
lievable story. Named after Peter Paris 
orphans, there were approximately 
26,000 Sudanese boys who were forced 
by violence from their southern villages 
in the late 1980s. They walked over 
1,000 miles: first to Ethiopia, then back 
to Sudan, and finally on to a Kenyan 
refugee camp. 

"I walked in the sun without shoes," 
recalls Ayuel. "I didn't dare cry. What's 
the point? It hurts to see someone dying 
and when I wake up at night I can 
hear screams. 

"At the refugee camp we did nothing but 
wait for the UN to give us food once a 
day. I haven't seen my mother for 15 
years. I have grown up by myself. Now 
I'm here and my life has changed. 

"I don't want to kill the people who let 
this happen, but to free the children 
who came after me. I want them to feel 
alive and to be human beings. It has 
been a long journey and I'm glad that 
I'm alive." 

Nicole leRoux was the last to speak and 
she compellingly urged the audience to 
participate in the Kukummi Darfur 
Awareness campaign. "Kukummi is a 
Bushman (San) word for stories, news, 
gossip, messages. The purpose of 
Kukummi is to make educational 
material available, making it possible 
for people to learn more about the real 
Africa through stories of real people 
with real experiences." 

Nicole has become a close friend of 
Ayuel and went to Kenya, where she 
met his mother. "She said, 'Tell my 
story,' and so I am passing it along 
to you." 

The audience was totally engrossed by 
the words of the speakers and by the 
startling and heart rendering slides of 
Aisha's that played continuously on the 

Donahue student assistant Amanda 
Wasowski '07 and Nancy Lawson Donahue 
'49 at the Darfur panel discussion. 

large screen. There were many ques- 
tions directed to the panel at the end of 
the program and Lasell students were 
moved to action. 

"The United States used to be run by 
student events," said Professor Reeves. 
"We need a moral coalition of the will- 
ing." The College responded with over 
243 letters written by campus members 
to Senator Kennedy calling for his 
support of a bill to give the African 

Union a bigger mandate and to urge a 

no-fly zone over Darfur. "Weeks after 
these letters were received, I am pleased 
to say that the positions and policies 
proposed were passed as amendments 
in the Senate," says Professor Frey. 

"In preparation for the Darfur presenta- 
tion, a number of classroom-related and 
interdisciplinary projects helped inform 
the students, and probably played a big 
role in making for an informed audi- 
ence during the culminating event," 
explains Professor leRoux. 

Honor students prepared three 
Powerpoint presentations on the history 
and economy of Sudan, on the Lost 
Boys, and on the current crisis and 
showed them to both Professor leRoux 
and Frey's classes. Professor Sidney 
Trantham gave a number of guest 
presentations on the psychology of 
genocide and Mrs. Irene Hofstein, 
from Lasell Village and a Holocaust 
survivor, talked to classes. 

"Student reaction to this program 
exceeded all expectations," says 
Professor leRoux. "They were moved 
to action, not only on the campus but 
beyond. For example, Erika Nutinksy, a 
freshman honors student, called her for- 
mer high school outside of Philadelphia 
and arranged with the administration to 
talk to all seniors about the crisis in 
Darfur. I was so impressed by the many 
levels that were reached by the event." i" 


Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Connected Learning 

Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Presentations 

Connected Learning Symposium Week Impressive 

t %*Jt 

American Legal System students Eniolami Ayobiojo '08 and Dayna Eason 'oj refer to a 
diagram of the alleged murder scene during a mock trial presentation. 

From 9:00 in the morning until 7:00 
at night there were non-stop events 
happening during the fourth annual 
Connected Learning Symposium Week 
in April. Some of the highlights were 
an evening community service-learning 
"summit," an interdisciplinary business 
presentation on entrepreneurship, a ses- 
sion focusing on electronic portfolios, 
and presentations by selected students 
in each of the three schools. 

As students talked about research 
and projects that they had been 
involved with over the year, it was 
apparent that they had not only learned 
an enormous amount but had also 
become engrossed in their learning 
and enjoyed themselves. 

In the late Professor Diane Donatio's 
"Writing for Advertising and Public 
Relations" class (see Nota Bene), stu- 
dents reported on a variety of projects 
that they had completed during the 
spring semester. "Brag a litde," said 
Professor Donatio, and as the students 
talked about the six projects they had 
worked on, it was clear that they had 
earned their bragging rights. 

"In this class, we learned how to work 
with clients," said Mike Unwin '06. 
"We wanted to run the class as if it was 
a real ad agency but what we hadn't 
anticipated was that we might not be 
able to do some of the projects. We tried 
not to turn anyone down, even if this 
meant only being able to do a portion 
of what was requested." 

In order to advertise the Spring Ball, 
students created flyers that looked like 
parking tickets. "If people thought they 
had a ticket, we figured they would read 
it," they laughed. In addition, the group 
made announcements over Lasell 
College Radio every hour. 

The biggest class project, and one that 
everyone was involved in, was getting 
an issue of the student newspaper out 
by the end of the semester. Students 
were involved in the writing, proofing, 
production, graphics, and photography. 
The end result was an eight-page paper 
with the new and up-to-date name, 
"Lasell Beat." 

Business Professor Nancy Waldrorfs 
"Sales Principles" class put together a 
Fraud Workshop. Derek Cunningham 
'07 and Jamie Higgins '07, two 

to this community and sharing what we 
had learned about telemarketing fraud, 
Medicare fraud, funeral fraud, identity 
theft, and the importance of reading 
fine print. I think our most important 
point was, 'Know whom you are 
dealing with.'" 

Fashion Professor Lynn Blake's "Fashion 
Design Concepts" class spent some time 
this fall on "The Anita Hill Project." 

"I asked my students to design a gar- 
ment for Ms. Hill to wear to the Senate 
Confirmation Hearings for Attorney 
Clarence Thomas," she explained. "They 
were to pretend that the hearings were 
happening in 2004 and to realize that 
creativity was not the object of the proj- 
ect. Instead, I wanted them to think of 
the responsibility of each garment, if s 
social appeal, its appropriateness. 

Students in Professor Donatio's class look over the final copy of the student newspaper, 
"Lasell Beat." 

members of "The Fraud Squad," report- 
ed on a presentation they had made at 
Woodland Towers in Waltham, a low 
income elderly housing facility. 

"The elderly are a group at risk. They 
are often lonely and happy to talk on 
the phone to strangers," they explained. 
"Our class developed a brochure that 
outlined some organizations such as 
Call For Action, Inc. that people can 
phone for information on consumer 
fraud. We also compiled a list of rules, 
such as 'Your identity is important — 
don't lose it!' and 'Ditch the pitch!' 

"The audience at Woodland Towers was 
very appreciative. They were a group 
that didn't have many informational 
resources and we felt good reaching out 

"They also needed to consider the 
temperature of the courtroom — this 
was a woman who would be under 
pressure and under lights. Another 
question was whether Ms. Hill should 
play up her feminine side or take the 
Washington power world direction — 
i.e. skirts versus pants. For color, should 
it be one that would make the garment 
recede or come forward. 

"When I told Professor Hill about the 
project she smiled and said, 'I've never 
heard my name and fashion in the 
same sentence." W 

Professor Anita Hill takes a moment to review the clothing created for her by Lasell's 
"Fashion Design Concepts" class. 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves Q 

Connected Learning 

Reaching Out 

Students Make a Difference in Children's Lives 

Jeanie Lemieux '05 spends some concen- 
trated time with a SPARK toddler. 

I'll get your backpack," says Jeanie 
Lemieux '05 as she helps a young toddler 
out of the van that is delivering eight 
boisterous children to Boston Medical 
Center's SPARK (Supporting Parents and 
Resilient Kids) Center. For her senior 
internship, Jeanie spent two days a week 
here, surrounded by the children with 
whom she worked. 

Carrying one toddler and holding the 
hand of another, Jeanie leads the skip- 
ping children down the hall. "This is an 
early intervention class," she explains. 
"The children have developmental delays 
and we have speech therapists, psycholo- 
gists, and play therapists who come and 

work with them so that they will 
become more socially integrated and 
up to par with kids of their age. 

"Sometimes the progress is slow," she 
admits. "We have one little neglected 
boy who had no vocabulary at all. It was 
frustrating for both him and us. But 
now he is starting to say a few words. 
It's not consistent, but he tries." 

"I have family with HIV, so I know how 
the disease can affect those close to it," 
explains Jeanie. "I had to move from 
Florida to Massachusetts when I was 
13. If it weren't for a program called 
Upward Bound, a college preparatory 
program for low income families in 
New Bedford, I wouldn't be at Lasell 
today. It structured my day, made me 
open up and make friends, and helped 
me with my college applications and 
financial package. Not only am I the 
first person in my family to make it 
through high school, but I'm also the 
first person to graduate from college. 

"This is why I find working with these 
children so rewarding. My background 
has given a special perspective to 
my internship." 

Lasell's Student Athletic Advisory 
Council (SAAC) also touched the lives 
of children living with AIDS. Under the 

leadership of Allegra DeLuca '05, presi- 
dent of SAAC, the College reestablished 
its connection with Boston Medical 
Center's Children with AIDS (CAP) 
program which provides comprehensive 
medical, educational, and neurodevelop- 
mental day care for 35 children, birth to 
six years in age. In the 1990s, the 
College worked with CAP in the run- 
ning of Camp Colors, a unique, family 
day camp for children with HIV-AIDS. 

"Although I'm a Management major, 
daycare is what I'd like to work in after 
graduation," Allegra explains. "At CAP 
there is no outside facility for the 
children to run around in, so I saw 
an opportunity for SAAC to give them 
a chance to spend a morning dashing 
around our gym and feeling the free- 
dom of being kids." 

Allegra rallied the College's student-ath- 
letes, and 35 of them took time out of 
their daily routine of classes and prac- 
tices to be there when three vans filled 
with CAP children arrived. It took no 
time at all before everyone was involved 
in games of basketball, soccer, kickball 
and Frisbee. 

"The purpose of SAAC is to promote 
sports on campus, instill the ideals of 
sportsmanship, and do community serv- 
ice," says Professor Richard Frederics, 

1 4. 

■ \ 

^WJmW it 

Allegra DeLuca 'oj (center) presents a 
check to the teachers from CAP. 

SAAC's faculty athletic representative. 
"Allegra is a wonderful young woman 
who threw herself into her job as presi- 
dent. She organized all the functions 
SAAC was involved in during the year 
and made sure things got done." 

Before the CAP children left, Allegra 
was able to present a check for $370 to 
their teachers. "This was money that 
SAAC had raised at last fall's Fan Fest," 
explains Athletic Director Kristy Walter. 
"This year we are hoping to have two 
visits with the CAP children, one here 
and one at their center. We want to keep 
the momentum going." ¥ 

Students Work Together 

One Hundred Years of Wedding Fashions Exhibited 

(L to R) Mandy Rapisardi '06 and Yvonne Collier '06 stand in front of the wedding dress 
they selected to represent the 1920s. 

It was a gala opening at the Wedeman 
Art Gallery for an exceptional show that 
encompassed two exhibits. Upstairs was 
a sea of white, filled with bridal gowns 
that 34 students from Professor Jill 
Carey's "20th Century Fashion History" 
class had assembled for the exhibit 

"Wedding Elegance: Past and Present." 
Downstairs, the walls were covered by 
artwork created by eight talented Lasell 
faculty members: Lynn Blake, Jill Carey, 
Stephen Cicco, Stephen Fischer, Margo 
Lemieux, Jennifer Mayott, Josh Randall, 
and Annee Scott. 

'"Wedding Elegance' was a cooperative 
effort on the part of my entire class," 
says Professor Jill Carey. "Students 
selected gowns that showcased over 
130 years of female wedding attire, 
researched the period the dresses were 
from, and wrote essays that related the 
pieces to their era. I was very impressed 
by the thoroughness of my students' 
approach and the resulting exhibit is a 
credit to their efforts." 

The dresses were taken from the 
College's Goodwill Costume collection 
or were donated by alumni, faculty, and 
staff members. Two of the three dresses 
on exhibit for the 1930s were donated 
by Marjorie Westgate Doran '37: her 
wedding dress and a dress she had 
made for her 50th wedding anniversary 
in 1987 which incorporated some of the 
same design elements. 

"Repair, reuse, make do, and don't 
throw away" was an often heard motto 
of the 30s. The students' paper on the 

post-depression era described the sim- 
plicity of the dresses of the times, with 
designs incorporating detachable trains 
and short jackets so that they could be 
given a new look and used again. 

Trustee Martha Garshman Spector '71 
and her mother, Lorraine Zaleson 
Garshman, both donated their dresses. 
"Martha's gown is from the 1990s," says 
Professor Carey. "It is very elaborate and 
includes a hat with veil. Her mother's 
dress and head piece are from 1949." 

A Victorian dress from the 1870s was 
the oldest among the dresses exhibited. 
"It was a time when a torn country was 
trying to reunite," explains the students' 
paper. "There was a strong European 
influence as the United States had yet to 
establish its own style." By tracing the 
history of the dresses, the exhibit gave a 
unique perspective to America's growth 
and sense of individuality, 'ft' 

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Fall 2005 

Connected Learning 

Village Resident Travels as Official Photographer 

Ann J. Mignosa '87 Participates in Service- Learning Trip to Mexico 

Cutting cane is hard and dirty work, but 
Ann Mignosa is a fast learner. 

It wasn't easy to keep up, but I did," 
laughs Ann Mignosa '87, thinking 
back on the two weeks she spent in 
Mexico with 10 Lasell students and 
three faculty members last January. 
"When Professor Helen Alcala asked 
me if I'd be interested in going as 
the photographer on the Lasell service- 
learning trip, it took me a while to 
make up my mind, but I'm so glad I 
decided to take the plunge. What an 
unbelievable way to see Mexico and 
get to know Lasell students at the 
same time." 

Arriving at Logan Airport on January 6, 
Ann had no idea how long the day 
would be. "Our plane was delayed and 
once we did arrive in Mexico City we 
spent another six hours on two different 
busses in order to get to Coatepec. 
It was midnight when we got to our 
hostess's house and she was sound 
asleep. We couldn't wake her up with 
the door bell, so we had to call her on 
the phone." 

Ann and Art Professor Margo Lemieux 
stayed with three sisters who didn't 
speak much English, but that didn't stop 
them from communicating. "We used 
sign language and a dictionary," Ann 
recalls. "I know Italian and many words 
are similar to Spanish, so I attempted to 
be the translator. 

"The three were wonderful, warm peo- 
ple. Getting to know them was one of 
the highlights of the trip. Every morning 
they would prepare us a beautiful break- 
fast where we would spend time getting 
to know each other." 

In Coatepec, the students picked coffee 
beans, vented stoves in the homes of 
villagers, cut sugar cane, and cleared a 
garden area at a school for disabled 
children. "I was so impressed by how 
hard they worked and how good they 
were with the children," says Ann. "I 
felt privileged to be part of the group." 

By working with the people of Coatepec, 
the Lasell group saw the poverty that 
many were dealing with. "The villagers 
worked long hours for a pittance and 
were black from burning the sugar cane 
fields. The shacks they lived in were 
jammed with their belongings and 
everything got wet when it rained. The 
walls were covered with soot and there 
was no ventilation, but inserting stove 
pipes was one of the students' projects. 
In spite of what they were dealing with, 
the people always had smiles on their 
faces and were very polite," Ann recalls. 

"On a bus trip to the beach, I had the 
opportunity to talk with a man who 
spoke a little English. He explained to 
me that although he is a carpenter by 
trade, he goes to Canada from March to 
September to work in the fields because 
he can't earn enough in Mexico to sup- 
port his family. It made me appreciate 
what people have to go through." 

Orizaba was the second stop on the 
trip. "Each student went to live with 
individual families, which was scary at 
first," recalls Ann, "It was the first trip 
for all of them and in Coatepec they 
had lived together in a couple of homes. 
With everyone living separately there 
weren't as many group activities 
although the families met and got 
everyone together." 

Young Mexican students wear their extra 
large Lasell soccer shirts proudly. 

Ann returned to Lasell Village with hun- 
dreds of photographs that record her 
adventure. "What better way to see 
Mexico!" she exclaims. "We ate the 
foods the people ate, we tried to speak 
their language and really get to know 
them. I don't know if I'll go again next 
year, but one of my fondest memories is 
of our Coatepec hostess saying, 'when 
you return, you'll know more Spanish 
and I'll know more English.' I never 
expected to make such close ties." 'W 

Building an Unforgettable Experience 

Alternative Spring Break Spent with Habitat for Humanity 

I 'd do it again in a heartbeat," exudes 
Megan Rosol '08 when discussing 
Lasell's March Alternative Spring Break 
to Immokalee, FL to help Habitat for 
Humanity. "I'd never done anything 
like this before and I don't like hard 
labor, but the Habitat people were so 
welcoming and appreciative. I never 
questioned why I was there and I gladly 
put on my tool belt in the morning." 

Nine students accompanied Lasell's 
Americorps*VISTA volunteer Kali Small 
and Assistant Director of Admission 
Jami Shamberger to the Florida Habitat 
site and worked flat out for five days. 
"There were 10 to 12 houses in 
progress, all in various stages of devel- 
opment. The Collier County chapter of 
Habitat is the most active in the country 
and Phase Two at the Immokalee site 
will involve the construction of 109 
additional houses," explains Kali. 

The students stayed at the Immokalee 
Friendship House, a local shelter that 
primarily serves migrant workers and 
their families. After a full day of con- 
struction work, they helped cook for 
the residents and themselves. "I had 
blisters from hammering and dishpan 
hands," laughs Megan. 

Midway through the week, President 
de Witt arrived to lend a hand. Trustee 
Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45 and her 
husband Bill, an overseer, also came to 
show their support. "The Lasell students 
were wonderful ambassadors for the 
College," says President de Witt. "By 
working with Habitat they learned 
about society and the conditions that 
lead to need." 

"President de Witt was focused and a 
quick learner," reports Jackie Janda '08. 
"He was great fun to work with." 

"He rocked at putting up hurricane 
straps," enthuses Megan. "I'm hoping 
to return next year and would love to 
work with him again." 

"I must have driven a thousand nails," 
groans President de Witt. "I sure felt it 
in my shoulders." 

Everyone who participated had an 
enriching experience as well as a great 
time and the feeling of camaraderie 
carried over when the students and 
President de Witt returned to campus. W 


President de Witt concentrates hard while 
wielding his hammer. 

Fall 2005 

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CampUS Update 

36 Youngsters Learn by Reading 

Lasell America Reads Program Touches Two Schools 

At the Renaissance School, Nyndia Diligent '08 and her student happily enjoy snack time. 

I had a hard time learning reading 
when I was young, so I wanted to reach 
out and help a student who was having 
the same trouble," explains an America 
Reads participant. "I used to be that child." 
The 36 Lasell students in the program all 
developed relationships with their tutees 
that made the experience a special one. 

Lasell has participated in this federal work- 
study program, which is a Clinton literacy 
initiative, for many years. Because the 
administration of America Reads has 
grown in complexity, last year (through a 
generous gift from Joan Weiler Arnow 
49) Marilyn Dewar, who also teaches 
writing, took over the running of the 
program. She was ably backed by 
Americorps -VISTA volunteer Kali Small, 
and the two made the program a huge 
success both for the Lasell students and 
for the two schools who participated: 
Newtoris Mason Rice Elementary School 
and Boston's Renaissance Charter School. 

"We recruit students in the fall," explains 
Marilyn, "and then everyone goes through 
a training program that covers topics such 
as behavior management, how to excite a 
child about reading, vocabulary, and how 
to predict questions. This makes it less 
frightening for the first time tutors." 

Lasell has had a relationship with the 
Mason Rice School for four years. "The 
students we work with there are mostly 
inner city children," says Marilyn, "and in 
order to qualify for America Reads, the 
children must be below grade level in their 
reading abilities." 

In April, a Kids to College Day was organ- 
ized for the Mason Rice group. They were 
welcomed with a smile and a snack and 
then headed off on a campus tour. By the 
end of the day, the children felt right at 
home and were happily asking questions 
and playing games that had been organ- 
ized by their tutors. 

"Everyone came back with enormous 
smiles," says Jane Taylor, the Mason Rice 
faculty coordinator for the program. 
"Thank you so much. Maybe not this year, 
but in the long run I think that America 
Reads will make a big difference in these 
childrerfs lives. My principal told someone 
that this was one of the big things we were 
doing to close the achievement gap." 

For the first time last year, the Mason 
Rice children participated in Bank of 
America's Heifer International project. 
For each book they finished they got a 
credit to buy animals for people in third 
world countries. Because of their reading 
accomplishments, on May 9th they were 
able to present a check for $250 to the 
Read to Feed a Heifer Project. A llama and 
an alpaca were on hand for the ceremony. 

The 18 tutors at the Renaissance Charter 
School had a different experience. Located 
near Boston's theatre district in a large 
building that used to house the Boston 
Gas Company and then UMass Boston, 

students from pre-K through eighth grade 
have classes on n floors. "It is much 
quieter than a public school, the students 
all wear uniforms, and instead of walking 
down long halls, they are taking elevators 
to class," says Marilyn. 

On the last day, the Renaissance tutors 
arrived at the school with books that they 
thought their pupils would like. "They 
researched the books carefully and after 
showing them to their tutees, they were 
placed in the Lasell America Reads library 
with a dedication to their young students," 
explains Marilyn. 

As the children and tutors said good-bye 
to each other, many hoped that they 
would be able to pick up their relationship 
in the fall. "The Lasell students were 
so gentle and wonderful. They always 
managed to pull in the child who was 
on the fringe and make him or her feel 
welcome," said Jessica Dugan, the 
Renaissance Director of Community 
and Business Partnerships. W 

Smile! You're a kid at college. 

For Uncommon Service 

Lasell Recognizes Two Distinguished Women 

Imagine graduating from Lasell 57 years 
ago in 1948 and after all these years you 
still remember two women at the College 
who significantly influenced your life. 
That is the case for an anonymous mem- 
ber of the Class of 1948 who recently 
called the school and asked if she could 
fund two projects and name each for 
these special mentors of hers. 

Who are these extraordinary women, you 
may be asking yourself? If you attended 
Lasell between 1925 and 1972 your paths 
may have crossed one or both of these 
women who collectively served Lasell 
College for 72 years. The first honoree 

I is Helen L. Beede, 
I Class of 1921, who 
I served Lasell as 
! Recorder and Registrar 
from 1925 to 1967. 
To honor Ms. Beede's 
many years of service 
to the College, 
four new study rooms that are being 
constructed in Brennan Library will be 
named in her memory. 

The second 
honoree is June 
Babcock, who served 
the College as 
Professor of Latin 
and English, Dean 
and Acting President 
between 1942 and 1972. For her many 
years of distinguished service a special 
space in Brennan Library will now be 
known as the "Babcock Graduate Student 
Lounge." What a wonderful way to keep 
two special women's memories alive on 
campus for every generation of students 
yet to attend the College. On the slate 
plaque that will identify the Babcock 

Graduate Student Lounge, the donor 
asked that it be inscribed in Latin: 
"summum bonum," a phrase she fondly 
remembered Ms. Babcock saying all the 
time. It means "the greatest good." It 
could be said that the recognition of 
these two outstanding women is for the 
greatest good for Lasell College. 

(If you would like to recognize someone 
who influenced your life during your 
years as a student at Lasell, contact 
Ruth Shuman, dean for Institutional 
Advancement at 617-243-2140 or at '*' 

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Fall 2005 

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the interest of protecting the privacy ( 

Relations Office not to divulge alumni addresses, e-mail addresses, or phone numbers unless it has been 

verified that the request is from another alumnus. 

The content of Class Notes is based on material submitted to Lasell College's Alumni Office. Due to 
the large number of submissions, Lasell is unable to verify the factual content of each entry and is not 
responsible for erroneous material. 

Because of the possibility of unexpected changes, in general, we do not publish future events, but will be 
delighted to announce weddings and those events that have already taken place. 

The Class Notes printed in this issue were received by July 20, 2005, and notes received after that 
date will appear in the next issue. If you wish to have a photograph returned, please include a stamped, 
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Our sincere condolences to Penny 
DeLaney Ogrinz on the death of her 
husband, Pete. 

Our sincere condolences to Frances 
Monks Berig whose husband, David, 
passed away in August 2004. Frances is 
living with her son in Belmont, MA. 


Our sincere condolences to Virginia 

Thomas Baxter on the death of her son. 


Our sincere condolences to Eleanor 

Rawson Preston on the death of her 
husband, Herbert, in February. 


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Marjorie Sherman was unable to 
attend reunion due to a slight heart 
attack. The alumni office wishes her a 
speedy recovery. 

Shirley Van Wart Dane is still involved 
with her antique business. She spends 
six months in Essex, MA, and the other 
six months in Sarasota, FL. Shirley is 
still traveling and most recently enjoyed 
a western Caribbean cruise. 

Class of 1940 

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Eleanor Pfaff Martin '41 and her 
husband, Ron, were with actress 
Patty Duke in February. 

Dottie Ulrich Eagleson '40 represented 
the Class of 1940 at reunion in May. 


"The month of May always reminds 

me of canoeing on the Charles and 
races with the war canoes," writes 
Elinor Kuchler Hopkins. Elinor 
enjoyed her visit to Lasell in 2003 
when she saw so many changes. She 
has two granddaughters. 

Ann Preuss Gillerlain is a member of a 
garden club, does horticultural therapy 
work, and enjoys "all the normal things 
in my own garden." 

About the three major hurricanes in the 
summer of 2004, Priscilla Spence Hall 
says, "Enough already." Priscilla lost 
power for three days in each storm, and 
her condo suffered minor roof damage. 


Gloria Clifford Gifford is enjoying good 

health and her family of five married 

children, 12 grandchildren, and five 


Carol Hill Hart spent an afternoon at 
the opera with President Tom de Witt 
and Margaret Ward this past winter. 


Constance Arley Brown enjoyed trips to 

Banff, Lake Louise, and the Canadian 

Rockies as well as a paddleboat tour of 

the Lewis and Clark expedition route. 

Regarding completion of updates on her 

kitchen, dining room, family room, and 

master bath, she says, "Time to rest." 

Eleanor Bradway Lammers is still active 
at her church and with several clubs. 
She says, "I wish I could have been 

there for reunion but the timing 
was not right. Hope everyone had a 
great time." 

Jane Burnham Eliason combined her 
60th reunion with visits to her two 
grandsons in Boston. 

Our sincere condolences to Bernice 
Coyne Boon on the loss of her husband, 
Jacob, in October 2004. Bernice keeps 
in touch with Priscilla Robbins Stahl. 

Hope Daigneault Pezzullo still plays 
golf and goes to the gym but does a 
little less of each. She missed reunion 
because the weather in New England in 
May is too cold for her. Hope sends best 
wishes to her co-'45ers. 

Jane Fullerton Carlson was traveling in 
Croatia at the time of reunion. 

Nancy Gregg Kellas missed being at her 
60th reunion. She says, "I was thinking 
of you, and my best to all." Nancy has 
five sons, two daughters-in-law, and five 
grandkids. She says, "I finally got my 
girl in three granddaughters." 

"Sorry to miss the 6oth, but I know 
you all had a great time," writes Elaine 
Macdonald Aldrich. Elaine and her 
husband have been married for 56 
years. They have four children and 
seven grandchildren scattered through- 
out New York, New Jersey, and North 
Carolina. Elaine says, "Life has been 
good to us and keeps us busy." 

Our sincere condolences to Barbara 
Mulcahy Witham whose husband, 
Kenneth, died in April 2003, right after 
his 80th birthday. Barbara says the 

Class of 1945 

During spring break, March 2005, 
nine Lasell students and two staff advi- 
sors traveled to Immokalee, FL, to live 
in a homeless shelter and work with 
Habitat for Humanity. The week-long 
experience gave students knowledge 
about the homeless population and 
how Habitat for Humanity works to 
provide affordable housing for this 
population. Students were joined by 
President Tom de Witt, Trustee Sue 
Slocum Klingbeil '45, and Sue's 
husband, Overseer Bill Klingbeil. In 
the photo, Sue and Bill flank Jackie 
Janda '08. 

highlight of her life now is playing with 
her six great-grandchildren. 

Marion Munro Waitt is involved with 
church work, bowling, line dancing, 
and choir. 

Dorothy Piper Bottalico says, "I am still 
with it (well, most of the time) and 
active. Giving piano lessons keeps 
me young. I travel to Hawaii every 
Christmas to be with my son, daughter, 
and grandson." 

Class of 1945 

Front row (L to R) Jean Mitchell Hunter, Terry Bergeron Hoyt, June Ahner Stewart, 
Jane Burnham Eliason, Barbara Preuss Reynolds, Marion Munro Waitt, Martha 
Stonebraker Ely. Back row (L to R) Marilyn McNie Middlebrook, Dru Roberts 
Bickford, Dorothy Piper Bottalico, Eunice Powers Buxton, Sue Slocum Klingbeil. 

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Class Notes 

Class of 1945 

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Class 0/1949 

Then and Now. Three members of the Class 0/1945 had a S reat ^ me at their own 
mini-reunion in May. (L to R) Priscilla Robbins Stahl, Marge Beebe Dill, Bernie 
Coyne Boon. 

"Greetings and best wishes to my 
classmates. Sorry I was unable to be 
there for our 60th," writes Isabel 
Pollard Oleson. 

"My life is busy running a business and 
seeing my children in Florida and 
California as well as those nearer to 
home," writes Eunice Powers Buxton. 

Our sincere condolences to Virginia 
Rolfe Guy on the loss of her daughter 
to cancer in August 2004. Virginia 
sold her home in upstate NY and 
moved to Tucson where she is enjoying 
the sunshine. 

A surprise weekend in Las Vegas 
with all 18 of her family was how 
Sue Slocum Klingbeil celebrated her 
birthday. Sue says, "It was absolutely 
phenomenal staying at the Luxor with 
a dinner at a five-star restaurant all 
beautifully planned by my children 
and husband, Bill." 


Dorothea Chung Lang writes, "I have 
been blessed by good health and 
happiness. May it be the same for you." 


Joanne Bossi True is enjoying retire- 
ment. She says she has more time 
now to work in the children's library at 
her church, take classes in watercolor 

painting, study tai chi, babysit grand- 
children, visit with family and friends, 
and read more books. 


After 38 years in Connecticut, Eleanor 
Ritchie Elmore moved to Waltham, MA. 
Eleanor still has her house on the Cape 
and enjoys her 6-year-old grandson. 

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Janet Bell Luening is the proud 

grandmother of her first grandchild. 

After living in Florida for over 35 years, 
Virginia Davis Harbuck and her 
husband relocated to Hiawassee, GA 
and are enjoying the tranquility of the 
mountains and the lakes. Virginia says, 
"Life is good." 

Phyllis Howard Conner moved to 
Largo, FL. Her plan is to visit the north 
only briefly. 

"I missed being at reunion due to hip 
surgery," writes Sally Hughes Fasick. 

Class 0/1946 

At a get-together in Maine in July, eight members of the Class of 1946 began planning 
their 60th reunion while enjoying a lobster dinner. Front row (L to R) Ginny Terhune 
Hersom, Muriel Ross Benshimol, Lynn Blodgett Williamson, Lee Pool Langley. Back 
row (L to R) Dorrie Crathern French, Phyllis Paige Downes, Ann Blake Perkins, Joan 
Hanson Blake. 




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Mini-reunion for Class of '1949 in Naples, FL. (L to R) Nancy Macdonough 
Jennings, Ann Ashley Sanderson, Marion Wilson Kennedy, Jackie Rollat Lobar, 
Del Anderson Musgrave. 

"Hopefully, we will all be there to enjoy 
our 60th." 

Anne Mastin Egner enjoyed her 50th 
reunion five years ago but couldn't 
make it to Lasell for her 55th. Anne 
moved from New Jersey where she lived 
all her life to New Hampshire where 
she is enjoying her new life. 

Barbara McNeish Mancuso works part- 
time for the city of Ft. Lauderdale. She 
finds time to travel and visit her daugh- 
ter who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Barbara 
missed reunion but says hi to everyone. 

Janet Murphy George is active in town 
and church activities. Her travels 
included two river cruises in Europe, 
three on the Mississippi, and the 
Queen Mary 2. 

Marni Nahigian Sarkisian enjoys her 
backyard in Weston, MA, with the 
waterfall, fish, birds, squirrels, and 
chipmunks. She also enjoyed trips to 
St. Maarten and Las Vegas. 

Class 0/1950 

Pat Lynch O'Brien '50 (seated) 
and Joanne Kelley Peters '50 
recently discussed fond memories 
of ' 4th-J\oor Woodland Hall and the 
Casino - "where we all gambled 
with life and love." The former 
roommates met in Washington, 
DC, where Pat's son received the 
Arizona Middle School Principal 
of the Year Award. Their husbands, 
Jack and Walt, agree that they've 
never seen better looking grandmas. 

Last May, Chris Oliveto Davis cruised 
to Bermuda to celebrate 25 years of 
eating with her gourmet group. Chris' 
youngest daughter designs jewelry 
for museums. 

An update from Doris Pinkham Collins: 

"I keep busy working part-time at the 
Art Complex Museum, reading stories 
to young children at the library, snow- 
shoeing with my grandchildren, and 
traveling with friends and Lasell room- 
mate, Sabie Turner Stockdale." 

Marion Ribarich Connick has been 
spending winters at Timber Pines in 
Spring Hill, FL. She keeps in touch with 
Anne Carpenter Towle and Rosemarie 
Gschwander Giarrusso. 

Joan Robilotto Gibson writes, "My hus- 
band and I are still traveling as much as 
we can. We are going back to favorite 
places and finding new ones. Cruising 
is our favorite, with a stop in Singapore, 
our home away from home." 

Now that Barbara Rock Wallingford is 

retired, she is enjoying the yacht club in 
Benicia, CA. She has two children on 
the east coast, two on the west, and five 
grands. She writes, "I am 75! Where did 
the time go? I go back east usually in 
the fall, so I missed reunion. I enjoy 
reading about it, and wonder where the 
Clark gals are." 

Sally Smith Brothers and her husband 
have lived in Slidell, LA, a small town 35 
miles northeast of New Orleans, for 40 
years, and raised their four children 
there. Sally enjoys yoga, line dancing, 
reading, and playing bridge. 

Unable to attend reunion, Carolyn 
Snook Rauscher had foot surgery and 
was in a cast for six weeks. She writes, 
"I wish I had been there. So many new 
changes to see. Hi to all. Enjoy the fun 
and the lobster." 

"Living the good life in the White 
Mountains of New Hampshire," writes 
Joan Wallace Billings. "Spent 10 days 
skiing in Park City, UT in February, but 
there was actually more snow at home." 


After 18 years in California, Bonnie Reis 
Doe and her husband moved to Easton, 

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Class Notes 

Class 0/1950 

Front row (L to R) Jackie. Paulding Hauser, Claire Dodge Davis, Janet Murphy 
George, Chris Oliveto Davis, Marni Nahigian Sarkisian. Back row (L to R) Janet 
Bell Luening, Nancy Burrows Putnam, Joyce Davies Harrison, Jean Davies Stanley, 
Anita Angelus Koulopoulos. 

MD. Bonnie says, "We're enjoying our 
new home, and I've been happy taking 
music courses at the local universities." 
A collection of her piano compositions 
was published in 2003. Bonnie 
explains, "Each piece is dedicated to 
one of my six grandchildren." 


From Cherry Hill, NJ, Nancy Allen 
Banks writes, "Moving to the Carolinas 
to be nearer to family living in the south 
is a strong possibility. We now have 
nine grandchildren." 

Dottie Mulhere Barrett says they were 
hit hard by the hurricanes, but they are 
almost back to normal. She and her 
husband celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary in June. 


Joan Darelius Chirnside and her hus- 
band celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary in June. She writes, "Our 
family stays busy. Our oldest grand- 
daughter graduated from college in 
May, and our youngest son and his wife 
are expecting their second set of twins." 

"Still slugging away at Thirteen/ WNET 
in New York," writes Mary Ann 
Donahue. Mary Ann was looking 
forward to her first "real" vacation in 
decades - a trip to Mexico. 

Shirley Gibbons San Soucie enjoys vis- 
its with family and friends in Oak Bluffs 

on Martha's Vineyard during the 
summer, but spends most of her time 
at her condo in Longwood, FL. 

Our sincere condolences to Lillian 
Medhurst Meiggs on the death of her 
husband, William. 

Donna Ross Hurley enjoys being on 
Cape Cod in the summer and in 
Sarasota, FL, in the winter. 

Audrey Thompson Rielle and her hus- 
band are still enjoying life in Florida. 
They escaped the hurricanes last fall 
because they were up north visiting 
children and grandchildren in Chicago, 
Michigan, and New York. Audrey sees 
Jeanette Roberts Mann, Bunny Coats 
Stryeski, and Jane Corbin Post. 


Nancy Swanson Horsfield's oldest 
grandson graduated from Boston 
University in May 2004. Nancy sees 
her "roomie," Joan Trenholm Morris, 
who now spends summers in New 
Hampshire. She also gets together 
with Mary Atterbury Bradshaw. 


After nine years in retail, Joan Baker 
Cornell returned to college and complet- 
ed a Master's in Social Work. She retired 
in 1996. Joan says, "I am now enjoying 
a more relaxed life including summers 
in the Finger Lakes area of NY and win- 
ter travels. She has three grandchildren. 

Class 0/1950 

Terry Brossi Ciarcia boasts of a wonder- 
ful family of four children and seven 
grandchildren. She is involved in 
several town and church charities and 
community service groups. Terry says 
she and her husband have been fortu- 
nate to do extensive traveling in their 
retirement years. 

Jackie Cain Sheils enjoys wintering 
in Fort Myers, FL, but looks forward 
to April when she returns home to 
Massachusetts where her four 
children live. 

This year, Carolyn Chapin Snyder and 

her husband, Ed, celebrated their 50th 
wedding anniversary. They moved 
from their house of 40 years in 
Longmeadow, MA, to a new condo in 
Wilbraham. Carolyn still enjoys quilting 
and traveling. She has five children and 
nine grandchildren. 

Mimi Choi Smith retired as an oncolo- 
gy R.N. After living in Cincinnati for 
35 years, she and her husband moved 
to "paradise," otherwise known as 
Sarasota, FL. They have five kids 
combined. Mimi has been hand-weav- 
ing since 1967 and loves it. 

Diana Hendley Cooper and her hus- 
band spent a wonderful day with 
Jacqueline Cain Sheils and Mary Lee 
Gowdy Belcourt and her husband when 
they were in Marco Island in March. 

Charleen Herrling Smith is still living 
in central New York but spends winters 
in her second home in New Zealand. 
She says, "Come on down." 

From Honolulu, Bobbie Jennings 

writes, "I don't know who is more disap- 
pointed that I cannot be at reunion - 
my 50-year-old ukulele that still sits on 
a shelf awaiting 'smoker" songs, or me, 
who still remembers the words to all of 
those songs but not what I had for din- 
ner yesterday." Bobbie says, "Thank 
you, Lasell, for not only the academic 
education, but for the worldly one." 

Lee Kerkins Monticone is still working 
as a real estate agent and loving it. She 
writes, "I make time for golf, bridge, 
camera club, and friends. This year trav- 
els will include New Mexico, CT, MA, 
southern CA, Hungary, Poland, Czech 
Republic, Berlin, and Vienna. I have six 
wonderful grandchildren, ages 5-15, and 
just love being with them." 

Class 0/1955 - Briggs House 

Summer 2004 on a Canadian maritime tour, (L to R) Joan Wallace Billings '50 met 
Sally Herman DeRosa '56. Their tour leader was an ex-Canadian mountie. 

Back row (L to R) Carol Merwin Robinson, Fran Bristol, Jackie Cain Sheils, Sue 
Clark Johnson Front row (L to R) Joan Murano Swanson, Diana Hendley Cooper, 
Lee Kerkins Monticone, Phyllis Thompson Vesey. 

Eight years ago, Sally Cranton Nolan 
retired from Digital Equipment Corp. 
and moved to Cape Cod. She enjoys 
walking on the beach, watching the 
tourists, and being secretary to an 
Eastern Star chapter. She says, "I count 
my blessings often." 

In 2003, Priscilla Fenton Abercrombie 

and her husband sold their print shop 
and became retirees. They travel back 
east to visit Priscilla's 98-year-old moth- 
er several times a year. Priscilla enjoys 
her seven grandchildren. 

Tish Gura Conroy plays tennis, a little 
golf, and is constantly knitting for her 
grandchildren. She just recently trav- 
eled to New Zealand and Bora Bora. 

Gigi Harold retired from NBC in 1992. 
She keeps busy with daily exercise 
classes. Occasionally she ventures into 
Manhattan to lunch with friends and 
attend the ballet at Lincoln Center. 

Beverly Kimball Lamburn was anxious 
to meet more classmates at reunion. 
She says, "Wow, the years fly by fast!" 
Beverly says it is great that her four 
grands live nearby. 

"We've been in Sarasota for 11 years and 
have been lucky, so far, to avoid hurri- 
canes," writes Lois Kuhn Hopson. Lois 
enjoys traveling and had her 5-year-old 
granddaughter for most of the summer. 
She was sorry to miss reunion. 

Our sincere condolences to Sandra Lally 
Hovey on the death of her mother in 
January. Her mother had been living 
with her since their move to Vancouver, 
WA, in 1998. Sandra is still working 
part-time at a Montessori School. 

Lucille Marden Randall is busy traveling 
and enjoying five great-grandchildren. 
She is active in church and the order of 
Eastern Star. 

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Class Notes 

After 21 years, Millie Monahan Regan 
retired from McLean Hospital and 
moved back to Arlington, MA, with 
the purchase of a new condo. Millie 
says, "Life is full of family, seven 
grandchildren, and wonderful friends." 

Joan Murano Swanson is an administra- 
tor for dental research at the University 
of Rochester. Joan traveled throughout 
the year to various parks, resorts, 
and mountains. She enjoys her 
four grandsons. 

With the birth of a new grandson, 
Linda Nolin Ahern now has a total of 
five. She went to Orlando, FL, to watch 
her oldest grandson play in the Pop 
Warner Super Bowl. 

Lucinda Nolin Johnson is enjoying 
retirement and loves condo living 
because of all the activities - golf, 
bridge, mah jongg. She had a few health 
concerns but says they are now behind 
her. She saw Leslie Trautman Smith 
this spring and is off to Switzerland and 
France with Marion Locke Nutter. 

"I wish I could have attended reunion 
but my granddaughter was graduating 
from college the same weekend," says 
Jean Ryder Tyler. "The events sounded 
great, and I missed reconnecting with 
classmates. My retirement as an 
ordained minister is wonderful." 

CJ Somers Ogrodnik was looking 
forward to renewing old friendships 
at reunion. She retired once but is 
now working part-time. She and her 
husband had a vacation home built in 
northern NY where they own a "Sugar 
Bush." They assist their nephew in 
making maple syrup. CJ admits that 
her nephew does most of the work. 

Our sincere condolences to Francine 
Symonds Paresky on the death of her 
husband of 36 years. Francine lives 
in Framingham, MA, and has three 
children and two grandchildren. 

Phyllis Thompson Vesey lived in 
Germany, Japan, and Sri Lanka. 
She retired to Arizona. She has four 
children and seven grandchildren. 

Nancy Tripp Taylor is a widow with 
three children. She is a county 
legislator in Penn Yan, NY. She 
loves golf and travel. 

Retirement gives Jean Van Buskirk 
Swanfeldt plenty of time to be a 
spectator at her eight grandchildrens' 
soccer and lacrosse games. 


After living in sunny, southern 
California for many years, Joyce Sloan 
Penny and her husband moved back 
to Canada where Joyce was born. 
"However," Joyce says, "I was not 
about to spend time in the cold and 
snow of my native Toronto." In 2002 
they bought a condo in Victoria which 
lies on the shores of the Straight of 
Juan De Fuca and looks out across the 
water to the Olympic Mountains and 
Washington State. She says, "We 
could not be happier with our choice 
for retirement." 


Cynthia Clark Rose-Frazee says her 
home and Punta Gorda are slowly 
recovering from Hurricane Charlie. 
"It is exciting to see renewal and 
rebuilding in the community but sad 
to see historical buildings destroyed 
because of the damage." 

In February, Joan Pethybridge 
Thompson had lunch with Sandra 
Bristol Walters and Ann Bidwell 
Sanborn in Fort Myers, FL. They had 
a great time reminiscing. 


. Harriet Beard Ackerman moved from 
Illinois back to Connecticut. 


Carolyn Wood Brox says it is always fun 
to have a Lasell gathering at her home 
in Punta Gorda, FL. 


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Cricket Bigelow George says she is 
busier now in retirement than when 
working full-time. "I am finally getting 
to some of those projects I kept putting 
off. I'm just moving a little slower." 

Barbara Bogert Wahlberg writes, "So 
sorry to miss reunion. Love to all i960 
classmates." Barbara says all is well. 
"Both of our children are married, and 
daughter, Susan Wahlberg Morch '88, 
gave us our only granddaughter so far." 

Faith Bowker-Maloney retired after 
33 years of teaching. For the past six 
years, she has been raising four grand- 
children. Faith is involved in many 
activities and loves living by the ocean. 

Since retiring in 2002, Rayna Lee 
Caplan pursues new interests. She is 
an elected official of the Lincoln, MA, 

Housing Commission, vice chairman 
of the Friends of Lincoln Library, and 
a mentor for a Lost Boy of Sudan. 
Rayna Lee still has time to travel and 
spends summers at a cottage in 
Mattapoisett, MA. 

"Still active selling real estate in the 
Hartford area," writes Joan Corthouts 
McCormick. "I have managed to stay in 
the 'top three producers' for the last 10 
years despite lots of time on the golf 
course and time with three grand- 
daughters. What fun!" 

Frances Fleming Kennedy continues to 
see lots of Lasell alums regularly, "with 
lots of awesome get-togethers." 

In 2004, Susan Gage Barros retired 
and is now enjoying community 
activities such as choral singing, 
garden club, and volunteering. She 
has three grandchildren. 

"Love to all my friends from Woodland 
and Converse. Forty-five years! 
Where did the time go!" asks Elaine 
Gagnon Wheaton. 

"I am enjoying retirement even though 
I didn't think I was prepared for it," 
writes Lynda Green Scourtis. "I took a 
wonderful trip to Greece and hope to 
travel to Russia next year." 

Joan Herrick Cauley is loving her 
retirement in Sarasota, FL. She writes, 
"I met my husband, Jerry, in Florida, 
43 years ago. We enjoy travel, the 
beach, and spending time with our 
two sons." Joan is active in her church 
and is a volunteer with hospice and 
the health department. 

Wendy Holmes-Pearson is in private 
practice doing behavioral therapy. She 
swims 72 laps four times a week for 
fitness. She just reconnected with a 
guy she dated at Lasell. Wendy has 
two grandsons. 

Barbara Jacoby Adelstein enjoys 
travel, tai chi, and scrabble. Most of 
all, she loves her two granddaughters 
in Massachusetts. 

Class 0/1960 

Our sincere condolences to Sally Kemp 
Scammon on the death of her husband 
in March. 

Karen Kirk Macintosh is working as a 
special education assistant on the 
kindergarten level. Her son is in college. 

"I continue to work as an educational 
consultant, placing students in prep 
schools and colleges, often recommend- 
ing Lasell," writes Michele Poirier 
Gorman. "My greatest honor is 
serving as a trustee at the Brooklyn 
Heights Montessori where my 
grandchildren attend." 

Barbara Rahner Reese is working on a 
Ph.D. in social anthropology. She is a 
new grandma to her grandson who lives 
in California. 

Our sincere condolences to Anita 
Ramirez Zayas on the death of her 
mother in October 2004. Anita hails 
from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 
summer, her two sons, their wives, and 
her four grandchildren will be visiting. 
About her years at Lasell, Anita says, 
"They were very special to me. Wish I 
had been there for reunion." 

Sue Spangenberg Straley retired after 
26 years of owning a B&B and gift 
shop. She is living in an in-law 
apartment in her daughter's home. 
She has four grandchildren. 

Linda Teich Bennett is enjoying retire- 
ment in Arizona. Her next trip will be 
a cruise around the Greek Isles. She 
hopes everyone had a great time 
reunion weekend and sends a special 
hello to her Hawthorne friends. 

"I have joined the elite society of 
retirees," writes Joyce Wheeler Gardner. 

Joan White Martin is enjoying 
retirement and was looking forward 
to reunion. 

"Life in retirement is wonderful," writes 
Sue York Stadtfeld. "Busy, fun, filled 
with adventure. Five grandchildren are 
the light of my life. I'm so fortunate to 
have them all close by." Regarding her 
45th reunion, Sue says, "Where did the 
years go 


First row (L to R) Fran Fleming Kennedy, Sue Spangenberg Straley, Faith Bowker 
Maloney, Mary McCartney Kuhrtz, Joyce Wheeler Gardner, Joan White Martin, 
Michele Poirier Gorman. Second row (L to R) Karen Kirk Macintosh, Susan Gage 
Barros, Barbara McAlary Kashar, Linda Telfer, Marion Chenault Woodley, Elaine 
Waters Shaunessy, Wendy Holmes-Pearson. Last row (L to R) Cricket Bigelow 
George, Susann York Stadtfeld, Lynda Green Scourtis, Barbara Rahner Reese, 
Rayna Lee Caplan. 


Judith Broggi Nicolosi writes, "After 35 
years, my husband and I retired to 
Florida. Yikes! Are we really that old?" 

Because of problems with her eyes, 
Janet Edwards Rockwood moved to 
Encinitas, CA, to be near her daughter. 
Janet says, "I am excited and positive 
about this new chapter in my life." 

Connie Hofberg Ford is still working in 
the home health field. She enjoys fish- 
ing with her daughter and grandson. 
She says her New Jersey grandsons are 
growing up too fast. 

Regarding her marriage to an old high 
school friend in March, Karla Robinson 
Dunham admits, "I had a crush on him 
in high school. It took him only 48 
years to ask me out. We are very happy." 

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Class Notes 


"At long last, I have returned to school 
and am working towards a B.S. in liber- 
al arts," writes Carolyn Grant Leary. "It 
is much harder than I remember." 


Our sincere condolences to Carol 

Fox Borrow on the death of her mother 

in July. 


Susan Marx Thompson and her hus- 
band live in Orlando and are having a 
great time with their three grandchil- 
dren. She says, "I think of Lasell often. 
It is amazing how memorable two years 
can be." 

Our sincere condolences to Elaine 
Murray Galemba on the death of her 
sister, Janet Murray McEwen '61. 


Laurel Brown Bickell and her husband 
have two married sons and one grand- 
daughter. She is a realtor with Coldwell 
Banker in Marblehead, MA. 

Marie Coven Kaplowitz celebrated 15 
years with the American Diabetes 
Association. She is looking forward to 
her son's wedding in October. Marie 
and her husband have been married 
36 years. 

Sheila Fish Millard got her B.S. in nurs- 
ing from Cornell University in 1968. 
She now lives in Chapel Hill, NC, has 
two children, and three grandchildren. 

Life is busy in Chatham on Cape Cod 
for Linda Foster Nixon who is involved 
with First Night and the public library. 
An invitation from Linda: "Come to the 
beach and visit." 

Kathleen Goulder Plante has been work- 
ing at the University of New Orleans 
for the past 18 years. Kathleen says, 
"My delight is my two granddaughters, 
ages 6 and 2." 

Mary Harrison Lansing is teaching 
pre-kindergarten at a Catholic school in 
Illinois. She is the proud grandmother 
of two. 

"I missed being with everyone at 
reunion, especially my pals from 

Class 0/1964 

Class 0/1965 

Front row (L to R) Cree Bruins, Susan Rosenfeld, Priscilla Davis Johnson, Betsy Clapp 
Champlin, Virginia Pedrick Searle, Wendy Gaillard Zawolik. Second row (L to R) 
Laurel Brown Bickell, Janet Muir Garrity, Katie Steinmetz Dater, Karen Pedersen 
Silverthorn, Marcia Meldram Mitchell, Linda Foster Nixon, Ellie Lamson Brewster. 
Back row (L to R) Emilie Rowe Zucker, Susanne Johnson Nicolazzo, Marge Story 
Brown, Elisse Allinson Share, Deborah DeStaebler MacGowan, Sheila Fish Millard. 

"Golden Girls" go to Italy in September 
2004. (L to R) Susan Tenney Noble, 
Lee Dunstane Vandermark, Penny 
Brewster Martyn, Ruth Sawyer Staley. 
A gondoliere looks over their shoulders. 

Briggs," writes Cameron Hough Riggs. 

Cameron is living and working in Santa 
Fe. She is student director for the Rosen 
Center Southwest and is learning how 
to teach Rosen movement, which she 
says is great fun. "What a far cry from 
fashion illustration, my major at Lasell!" 

Our sincere condolences to Ellie 
Lamson Brewster whose husband, 
Bruce, passed away in April 2004. She 
and her two married daughters live in 
Sarasota, FL 

This May, Rhoda Eloise LeMay moved 
from Pennsylvania to Michigan to be 
closer to her daughter and grandson. 
The move was the reason she couldn't 
make the 40th reunion. Rhoda still 
keeps in touch with Anne DeArment 
Kleffel and Dorothy Miller Sherrick. 

Marcia Meldram Mitchell is working 
full-time as an office manager and sur- 
gical assistant. She has three children, 
four grandchildren, and plays tennis. 

"Before retiring to Hilton Head," writes 
Janet Muir Garrity, "my husband and I 
owned and operated a restaurant in Sea 
Isle City, NJ, for 30 years." 

Karen Pedersen Silverthorn is a 

personal assistant to concert violinist, 
James Graseck, who appeared in the 
movie "One True Thing" starring Meryl 
Streep and William Hurt. Karen says, 
"The secretarial skills I acquired at 
Lasell were certainly well worth it." 
Karen says her years of volunteer 
experience as a docent and secretary 
have been rewarding. 

"I enjoy traveling to exotic places such 
as South Africa, and, hopefully soon, to 
Egypt," writes Virginia Pedrick Searle. 
Virginia says, "Our grandson is a huge 
joy to us." 

Susan Rosenfeld lives in Orlando. 

Ellen Sweeney Fox is traveling and 
enjoying life. 


"This could be a first," writes Kathy 
Morgan Lucey '67. "My mom, my 
daughter, my two granddaughters, and I 
had lunch together in Valentine Dining 
Hall in September 2004." 

Carol Scielzo Horn works for an invest- 
ment bank in New York City. She and 
her husband live in Huntington, NY. 
She has one son. Carol says, "I would 
love to hear from my classmates." 


Heather Heath Reed is working for the 
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. 
in Fall River, MA. She and her husband 
live in Westport, MA, in the home she 
grew up in. Heather has two daughters. 


Dana Cooper Purvis still helps with her 
husband's business, works part-time as 
a church secretary, and sees as much of 
her 4-year-old grandson as possible. 


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Our sincere condolences to Marinell 
Cushman Gillen on the death of her 
mother, Ruth Shepard Cushman '39, 

in February. 

Marianne Thomen Williams met her 
husband, Rich, on spring break 1970, 
and they have been married for 30 
years. She has worked at the North 
Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA, 
for 18 years. She has two children. 
Marianne has traveled throughout the 
US and lived in California for three 
years before settling in Salem. She 
writes, "I would love to hear from the 
Karandon Kuties of '69 and '70." 


Veda Fitzgibbons Connolly and her 

husband celebrated their 30th wedding 
anniversary with a 2-week vacation to 
Hawaii. Veda has a son and a daughter. 
She sends her love to Sue Zulauf Sharp 
and Barbara Knutson Hart. 

"Just got back from Vancouver and 
Alaska where the sights were unbeliev- 
able," writes Martha Garshman Spector 
'71. "Hope our class can come together 
for reunion weekend 2006. 


Our sincere condolences to Ruth 
Cushman Johnson on the death of her 
mother, Ruth Shepard Cushman '39, 

in February. 

Janet Peck Riordan says she has been 
living in southern California for 30 
years and has lost track of so many of 
the fabulous women in her class. 

An update from Rosemary Ross: "Some 
things never change. I'm still involved 
with theatre and music and am still in 
touch with some of the Babson boys. I 
still have long hair (I grow it long, cut it, 
and donate it to Locks of Love)." 


Lucy Lindeman Carty is still living on 
the Cape. Every summer she looks 
forward to their charter boat business 
in which they take people fishing on 
Cape Cod Bay. Lucy is also enjoying 
her 2-year-old granddaughter. 


Cynthia Cooke just bought a brown- 
stone apartment in Boston's south end. 
She has two sons. 


Donna Kelly- Williams and Patricia Ray 

attended Judith Cronin Flaherty's 

wedding on a beautiful day last fall. 
Patricia says it was a mini-nursing 
class reunion. 


Donna Appleyard Gould writes, "I 
noticed in the spring Leaves that our 
class had no news. It makes me sad to 
think that our class has nothing to say. 
Come on girls (ladies), we were a great 

Class 0/1970 

Mimi Cushman Gillen represented the 
Class ofigyo at reunion. 

Class Notes Fall 2005 

Class Notes 

Classes of '75 el '80 

Front row (L to R) Amy Tichnor and 
Rosanna Cafarella Greco. Back row 
Lisa Simmons '80. 

class! Twenty-five years ago, my wedding 
party was made up of some of you. Yes, 
we lost touch, but it is not too late." 
Donna continues, "As for me, my daugh- 
ter graduated from college this May and 
my son is at UMass. My husband is the 
same guy you all met way back then and 
is the police chief in the town we live - 
Rye, NH. I am working as a substitute 
teacher after retiring from teaching 
preschool for 23 years. Life is good. 
Let's keep in touch." 


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Our sincere condolences to Deborah 
Scammon Haven on the death of her 
father in March. 


For almost seven years, Arlene Strauss 
has been living in Woodstock, GA, 
with her dog. She writes, "I have been 
enjoying my house and my business 
that I started in September 2001. It is 
a Concierge and Personal Assistant 
Service - anything from running 
errands, to driving someone to an 
appointment, to computer work, and, of 
course, pet companionship." Arlene says 
she has lost touch with most of her won- 
derful Lasell friends and would love to 
have contact with them. She continues, 
"I cannot believe we graduated 20 years 
ago, and some of you have more than 
two children!" 


Our sincere condolences to Patricia 
Celli Tomczyk on the loss of her father 
in 2004. 

Kimberly Lufkin writes, "I am proud 
to say that I just completed a 6-month 
program in therapeutic massage, and I 
am starting my own business in 
Gloucester, MA." 


Since 2003, Barbara Post has been 
working full-time at Barnes & Noble in 
Dartmouth, MA. 

Our sincere condolences to Susan 
Tubridy '89/'95 on the death of her 
mother, Barbara Thompson Tubridy '59, 

in March. 

Class 0/7995 


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Kellie Scales Portman is a social worker 
for Ohio Child Welfare. She has been 
married to her husband, Charles, for 
eight years, and has two stepchildren. 

Suzanne Yee Gaffney writes, "I came 
back to Lasell for the first time since 
graduation for our reunion weekend. 
There was only one other person from 
our class - Kellie Scales Portman. I 
would love to catch up and hear what 
is going on with all of you." 


Kristin Melone Lakacha has been work- 
ing for Marriott Corp. for the past 13 
years. She remembers the birth of her 
third child because "it was right after 
the Red Sox beat the Yankees." Kristin 
would love to hear from classmates in 
the Boston area. 


Gayle Lucido Movalli has been married 
10 years and has three daughters, ages 
9, 7, and 2. 


Kim Coogan DeCrescenzo works for 

Tufts University. She and her husband, 
Stephen, have two children. 

Amy Galeota Provencal and her hus- 
band moved to West Haven, CT. 
She had been working as a teacher's 
assistant with blind and multi-impaired 
children. She is looking for a new job, 
possibly as a P.T.A. 

Class of 1995 

Debbie Lestch '95, an avid Red Sox 
fan, posed with the World Series trophy. 

Back row (L to R) Debbie Lestch, 
Kim Coogan DeCrescenzo, Heidi 
Learson. Front row (L to R) Dianne 
Randall O'Hearn, Lisa Giangregorio 
Stanton '96. 

An update from Debbie Lestch: "I am 
still looking for the perfect job in the 
teaching field while I work at an 
assisted living facility in Brookline. I 
have also been working part-time in 
Baby/Kids Gap for the past two years." 


As soon as Jami Zaiatz Stebbins' 

son, Charlie, was born, she became a 
stay-at-home mom. Five years later, she 
says, "I absolutely love all that I have 
gotten to experience by being a stay-at- 
home mother. It is truly my calling." 


Barbara Ortega Alicea says her 
household is busy with her 6-year-old 
daughter and her twin daughters born 
in January. 

Carrieann Ray writes, "I heard there are 
quite a few changes since 1997, mainly 
MEN. I guess I wouldn't be as apt to go 
to classes in pj's anymore." 

Lori Whitney is the operations manager 
at Tiffany & Co. in Chestnut Hill, MA. 
She says, "I have been with the 
company for almost five years, and I 
absolutely love it! What's not to love 
about diamonds, right?" 


Stacy Rawson Sheldon writes, "My first 
time back to Lasell was when I joined 
my cousin, Rich Bruno '07, who had a 
tour of Lasell when he was thinking 
about applying. I have to admit that it is 
still strange to me for my male cousin 
to be at Lasell. And the campus has 
grown so much." Stacy is a business 
office manager at a nursing home. She 
is thinking about coming back to Lasell 
to earn a Master's in Elder Care. 


Rosa Andrade is working in the adoles- 
cent unit of the Department of Social 
Services. She says, "I love working 
there." She is also doing some consult- 
ing work around trauma. Rosa says hi 
to her classmates. 

Jodi Crafts Flaherty is a sales manager 
for the Chase Suite Hotel in Des 
Moines. She says, "It is a 40-minute 
commute, but I love my job." 

Carissa Templeton 'g8 told the inside 
story about what law school is really 
like as well as shared tips on applying 
to law school with Lasell College 
students majoring in criminal justice. 
Carissa graduated from Brooklyn Law 
School in May. 

Julie McLaughlin is an optical 
technician/administrative assistant 
to the eye doctors at Lenscrafters in 
Cambridge, MA. 

It was an exciting year for Julie Monaco 
Giles. She got married in March and 
earned an M.B.A. from Bentley College 
in May. Her matron of honor was Jaime 
Johnson Burge. 


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Aimee Abdallah proofreads recordings 
for digital talking books. She is also 
helping to organize a bowl-a-thon to 
raise money for families of spinal mus- 
cular atrophy. Aimee lives in Deny, NH. 

Priscilla Drakeford Powers owns a travel 
agency in Bedford, NH. 


"I am doing great, making things hap- 
pen," writes Lawens Fevrier. "I am a 
Rhode Island State Trooper and am 

Class of 2000 

Front row (Lto R) Mary Crowley 
Boughman, Erin Andrews. Back row 
(L to R) Aimee Abdallah, Gina Cunha 
Boyd, Shakira Watson King. 

Class Notes Fall 2005 

Class Notes 

Classes of 01 e[ '02 

A mini-Lasell reunion at Mohegan Sun, CT, this spring. (L to R) Lesbie Perez Bramble 
'01, Jerry Dumais '02, Ashley Seybold '03, Brittany Jackson '01, Lawens Fevrier '02, 
Gus Batista '02. 

planning to go back to school to start 
my Master's in Political Science." 

Sarah King is living and studying in 
England. She writes, "I miss Boston 
and was upset that I was in London 
when the Sox won it all." 

Grace Ann Miceli is still at JP Morgan 
Chase in their Investment Bank in 
New York. 

Shannon Muscatello Saraidariarfs son 

turned one year in February. 


In January, Karina Fontanez became a 
residence life coordinator at Lincoln 
University and moved to Oxford, PA. 
She is working toward her Master's 
in education with a concentration in 
student affairs. 

Laura Miller Schneider is the Assistant 
Director of Student Financial Planning 
at Lasell. In her spare time she is 
designing and sewing wedding gowns. 
Laura also teaches a fashion class at Mt. 
Ida College. 

Ashley Seybold is a staffing administra- 
tor for Fidelity Investments in Boston. 


Katelyn Macllvane is manager of Studio 
Mac in her hometown of Windsor, CT. 
She is also a makeup artist for Toni Guy 
and was selected to train with the 
makeup artist from "America's Next . 
Top Model," a reality TV show. 

Angela Mandarini is working in the 
National Accounts Department at 
Reflex Lighting in South Boston. 

Mitchell Phillips works as an IT consult- 
ant in Waltham, MA, lives in Brighton, 
and is currently back at Lasell getting a 
Master's in Management. He says, "I 
couldn't get enough of the wonderful 
place. Everything else is good in my life, 
the best it has been in a long time. If 
any of the people I used to hang out 
with want to get together, hit me up." 

Jennifer Pothier is a product evaluation 
coordinator for Stride Rite Corp. in 
Lexington, MA. 

Amy Sprague is an apparel buyer for 
two full-line stores based in Maine. She 
says, "Shopping for a living definitely 
isn't bad. When orders are arriving, 
opening the packages is like 
Christmas everyday." 

Class of '2003 

It's official! Breeanna Barnes '03 and 
Matthew Beaupre '03 got married in 
May 2005 surrounded by many of their 
friends from Lasell College. (L to R) 
Amanda Boyum Botelho '03, Danielle 
Zacharek '03, Breeanna's sister Marisa, 
Cyndi Smith '04, Crysta Fernandez 
'03, Emily Lenz '03, and Meghan 
Darragh '03. 


Heidi Hanna '05 is the new administra- 
tive assistant in the Office of Student 
Affairs at Lasell College. She is also 
head coach for the girls' field hockey 
team at Newton North High School. 


Diane Donatio, Assistant Professor. 

On May 26, 2005, Assistant Professor 
Diane Donatio passed away. She had 
been a full-time faculty member in 
Lasell's Humanities Department for 

four years and she was known for 
her devotion to her work and to her 
students. Her composition, journalism, 
and communications courses were 
overwhelmingly popular; Diane's 
unswerving attention to the best in any 
individual brought out that best in her 
students and earned her their respect 
and gratitude. In addition, Diane was 
the consummate practitioner of connect- 
ed learning. For her, bringing the world 
into the classroom and the classroom 
into the world represented a natural 
approach to teaching; her course assign- 
ments and projects involved engaging 
activities through which students devel- 
oped useful, relevant competencies. 

Diane was also very active in the Lasell 
community. She guided student groups 
as they brought out several editions of 
the college newspaper; a talented leader, 
she chaired the faculty's Professional 
Development Committee for two years. 

Always ready to reach out, to lend a 
hand, or to share her characteristic good 
humor, Diane was beloved throughout 
the Lasell community. Her many friends 
are grateful for the gift of her life and 
will miss her deeply. 

Contributions in Diane's memory 
may be made to the Lasell College 
Annual Fund. 

Priscilla Winslow '35. 

Priscilla Winslow, daughter of former 
Lasell College President Guy M. Winslow 
and Clara (Austin) Winslow, died on 

July 1, 2005. Born on October, 8, 1915, 
in Karandon House, she attended Lasell 
from nursery school to graduation in 
the Class of 1935. She received an A.B. 
degree from Tufts University in 1937. 
She worked in the Lasell Registrar's 
Office and then, for nine years, served 
as Lasell Alumnae Secretary. Although 
she continued her career at MIT and 
Harvard Business School, her ties to 
Lasell were central to her life. She wrote, 
"Lasell is a part of me, and there are not 
many, if any, who have had as long a 
connection as I have." She served as a 
Corporator for 65 years and remem- 
bered attending meetings when they 
were held in Bragdon Hall. Upon her 
resignation in 2003, she was named 
Corporator emerita. She was awarded 
the Lasell Medallion in 1985. 

She leaves a brother, Donald J. Winslow 
(Lasell trustee emeritus), and his wife 
Charlotte (Lasell Corporator), and a 
sister-in-law, Barbara Winslow, widow 
of Priscilla' s brother Richard (a Lasell 
trustee for many years). She was prede- 
ceased by her sister, Marjorie (Winslow) 
MacCuspie '28. In the 1935 Lasell 
Yearbook she is described as having, 
"a quiet modesty which most becomes 
a woman." She will be missed by all 
who knew her. 

A memorial service will be held on 
October 16 at 2 p.m. at the Yamawaki 
Art and Cultural Center at Lasell 
College. Memorial donations may be 
made to Lasell College Archives, c/o 
Catherine Black, 1844 Commonwealth 
Avenue, Newton, MA 02466. 

Gloria T. Mead, 
Administrative Assistant. 

Gloria T Mead died on June 20, 2005. 
Gloria started at Lasell in 1989, working 
for the President's team before becom- 
ing the administrative assistant for the 
School of Allied Health and Sports 
Studies and the Center for Advising and 
First Year Programs. She was totally 
committed to the College and to the 
faculty and students with whom she 
worked. Her positive and down-to-earth 
attitude made people gravitate to her and 
the advising office was a place where 
students felt free to come to relax and 
chat. She knew students from all majors 
and stayed in touch with them long after 
graduation. She epitomized what Lasell 
is all about and her friendly face and 
constant smile will be much missed. 

Class Notes Fall 2005 


Class Notes 


Barbara Baldwin '50 to Donald Bourcier 
on May 16, 2004 

Karla Robinson '61 to Edward Dunham 
on March 25, 2005 

Cameron Hough '65 to Thomas Riggs 
in October 1996 

Judi Cronin '78 to Richard Flaherty in 
fall 2004 

Kathy Urner '83 to Larry Jones on June 
26, 2005 

Marie Sackett '94 to Youri Tretiakov on 
April 17, 2004 

Amy Galeota '95 to Michael Provencal 
on June 29, 2002 

Shannon Muller '95 to Eric Dean on 
October 16, 2004 

Kelley Forwood '96 to Tom Holmwood 
on July 4, 2002 

Melissa Kelley '96 to Alex Berkov in 
October 2004 

Kristin Earl '98 to Anthony Morais on 
May 1, 2004 

Julie Monaco '99 to Jason Giles on 
March 5, 2005 

George Tammaro '01 to Jacqueline 
Manzi on July 16, 2004 

Joanne Benesh '02 to Jason Campbell 
on April 17, 2004 

Shannon Muscatello '02 to Serge 
Saraidarian on September 5, 2004 

Breeanna Barnes '03 to Matthew 
Beaupre '03 on May 27, 2005 

Beth Lyons '03 to Rick Chamberlain on 
June 28, 2003 

Kerry Ann McEvoy '04 to Raymond 
Cranton on May 21, 2005 


Julie Zollo Barra '89, a son, Andrew 
Michael, on December 6, 2004 

Kristin Melone Lakacha '92, a son, 
Sean Elvis, in October 2004 

Kristine Bell Smith '94, a son, Liam 
Porter, on April 19, 2005 

Jennifer Mullin Casella '94, a son, 
Drew Anthony, April 18, 2005 

Barbara Ortega Alicea '97, twin 

daughters, Analise Esperanza and 
Abigail Michelle, on January 21, 2005 

Cathy Metivier Forrest '00, 

a daughter, Caroline Dorothea-Jean, 
on January 22, 2005 

Jennifer Benton Hunter '01, 

a daughter, Isabella, in January 2004 

Joanne Benesh Campbell '02, a son, 
Anthony Roger, on January n, 2005 

Beth Lyons Chamberlain '03, 

a daughter, Ava Reed, on June 10, 2004 

Beth Lyons Chamberlain '03, 

adopted Brianna and Madison, 
on January 25, 2005 


Melba Keasor Hodgkins '21 

on March 21, 2005 

Elizabeth Palmer Bedell '29 

on February 6, 2005 

Virginia Riley Richardson '31 

in April 2005 

Gertrude Stone Baptiste '32 

on February 19, 2005 

Eleanor Dippel Reed '35 

Roberta Leonard Matthews '35 

on March 15, 2005 

Joyce Stearns Conger '35 

on February 3, 2005 

Margaret Weber Hodges '35 

on March 16, 2005 

Priscilla Winslow '35 
on July 1, 2005 

Ruth Shepard Cushman '39 

on February 6, 2005 

Delpha Corazza Marchetti '40 

on July 4, 2005 

Julia Rankin Sprague '40 

on May 16, 2005 

Barbara Richardson Ripley '40 

on June 7, 2005 

Natalie Ashton Blake '41 

Jean Jewell Edwards '42 

on June 15, 2005 

Mary Ellen Metzger Simpson '42 

on April 18, 2005 

Margaret Emery Shields '43 

on April 24, 2005 

Ann Stillman Wassell '43 
on June 18, 2005 

Edna Barker Nelson '44 

on February 18, 2005 

Constance Weldon Cox '45 

Jeanne Knox Hatch '46 

on March 25, 2005 

Ann Sprague Tolman '47 

on March 6, 2005 

Janet Brooks Barnes '48 

on April 3, 2005 

Margaret Staples Blair '48 

on April 10, 2005 

Margaret Dobbie Lamarca '49 

on May 17, 2005 

Janice Halligan Maria '50 

Lorraine LeClaire Ridgway '50 

on March 16, 2005 

Charmaine Talbot Swartz '50 

on June 1, 2005 

Peggyanne Riker Miller '51 

on July n, 2005 

Elizabeth Sleight Dexter '53 

on February 18, 2005 

Sondra Gunberg Homsy '54 

on April 22, 2005 

Elaine Daniels Posnick '59 

Barbara Thompson Tubridy '59 

on March 10, 2005 

Judith Blake Mitchell '60 

on January 8, 2005 

Janet Murray McEwen '61 

Karen Tharl Marchand '70 

on March 16, 2005 

Diane Donatio, faculty, 

on May 26, 2005 

Grace Felker, retired faculty, 

March 1, 2005 

Gloria Mead, staff, 

on June 20, 2005 

Mary Blatchford Van Etten, 
retired faculty, on May 8, 2005 

Mary Blatchford Van Etten, 
Academic Dean. 

Mary Blatchford Van Etten passed 
away on May 8, 2005. Hired by 
President Guy Winslow as registrar 
in 1939, she was later appointed 
academic dean by President 
Raymond Wass. Through her 
efforts, a three year nursing pro- 
gram was begun at Lasell in 1954. 
The enrollment in the program 
rapidly increased until it became 
one of the College's largest depart- 
ments. She is remembered for her 
many years of service and her com- 
mitment to the growth of Lasell. 

Class Notes Fall 2005 

CampUS Update 

Demystifying Calculus 

Malini Pillai Uses Writing as the 
Route to Retention of Math Concepts 

Professor Malini Pillai 

■Vlalini Pillai, the Pied Piper of calculus, 
is devoted to the idea that mathematics 
is our friend. On a career-long campaign 
to make math a fear-free zone for those 
afflicted with math phobia, she has 
successfully desensitized math-anxious 
faculty and staff at on-campus work- 
shops, and her students. 

Always looking for new ways in which 
to make a tough subject more palatable, 
Professor Pillai, as part of the Davis 

Educational Foundation Connected 
Learning Curricular Development Grant, 
embarked on using writing to improve 
student learning in Calculus i. 

"My goal was to follow the recommenda- 
tions of the Calculus Reform Movement, 
initiated by the Calculus Consortium 
at Harvard University, which found 
that, nationally, only 40 percent of stu- 
dents pass calculus — "the gateway to 
science" — with a grade of D or better," 
Malini explains. 

Following recommendations of Under- 
graduate Math Education Research 
(UME) and the National Council of 
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), she 
decided to study how writing could 
improve student learning and retention 
in calculus. 

"I introduced writing in Calci to facilitate 
reflecting, critical thinking, understand- 
ing, learning in depth, and the retention 
of math concepts." 

Goals and course objectives of the project 
were to: 

• Guide students in the development 
of their writing skills through a course 
portfolio to help them organize and 
master the material learned in class 

• Instill in students the value of 
maintaining a portfolio in the 
understanding of calculus 

• Teach students to apply their 
knowledge of calculus to solve 
problems in their chosen field 

Using a textbook, she complemented 
the writing element of the course with a 
variety of exercises including open-ended 
problems that emphasized understand- 
ing rather than memorizing procedures. 
She also incorporated "thinking and 
writing" problems designed to challenge 
students by making them think critically 
about what they were learning. 

"A few weeks into the semester, I saw a 
remarkable change in the class as a 
whole. Maintaining a math journal and 
keeping index cards had worked to make 

students passionate about the class. Their 
focus shifted from obtaining the right 
answer to learning the process of getting 
the answer and why that process worked; 
in every homework problem, students 
knew exactly what they were doing in 
each step and why they were doing it," 
she says enthusiastically. 

On the final exam, three students got 
A's, 13 students received B's and only one 
student got a C+. "The grade distribution 
on the first test compared to the final test 
dearly shows that the project was very 
successful," says Malini. 

"This project definitely enriched my 
teaching of calculus and challenged my 
students. I learned how writing can be 
used as a tool to teach calculus in depth. 

"The most valuable thing students 
learned," she adds, "was that by following 
the proper math study skills, calculus 
seemed easy and fun, and that writing 
helped them to understand and retain 
what they had learned." W 

Technology Growth at Lasell 

Providing Students with the Tools to Excel in the 2ist Century 

Students work together in a class held in one ofLasell's computer labs. 

In the old days, the biggest technology 
upgrade a college had to make was 
to change the database management 
system from white index cards to yellow, 
or segue from a manual typewriter to 
a S electric. Further upgrades involved 
only obtaining special font balls to 
increase the range of formatting 
options for particularly astute users. 

What a difference a new millennium 

At Lasell, technology is a key compo- 
nent in keeping the College on the 
cutting edge in terms of admissions 
and academics. 

Today, students shopping for a college 
always hone into the technology 

options available on campus, since 
most are used to the fast and exciting 
world of home-based broadband. And, 
today, at Lasell, the use of wireless 
network zones, sophisticated phone 
messaging, and "smart" classrooms — 
the new generation of high technology 
classrooms — are simple necessities 
and no longer luxuries. 

Smart classrooms at the College are 
de rigor for both faculty and students. 
They make it a breeze for faculty to 
bring their off-site work and research to 
the classroom, allowing them to show 
information and research data from 

office computers or data bases world- 
wide. They provide access to the most 
current information on the Web, from 
breaking news to stock market quota- 
tions from Dow Jones; from a NASA 
liftoff, to movie clips from upcoming 
films being studied in a communica- 
tions course — all displayed on a large 
screen for easy student viewing. And for 
students, all the information displayed 
in the classroom is readily available for 
downloading to their laptops or personal 
computers. We asked Technology Chief 
Deborah Gelch to look at Lasell's tech- 
nology and its growth from 1998 to 
2004. Here's what she reports: 

Lasell College - Information Technology Growth of IT Services 




Computers for Labs, Faculty and Staff 



Students on Lasell Network 



Campus Telephones for Students, Faculty and Staff 



Servers on Network 



Smart Classrooms 


Usernames & Email Addresses Supported by Network 



Faculty Using Course Management Software 



Email Requests to in September 



FTE IT Staff 



Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves \X 

CampUS Update 

For All Areas of Campus Life 

Student Awards Presented 

#K long-time Lasell tradition is the 
spring semester recognition of 
students who have gone above 
and beyond the norm. They have 

successfully met challenges that are 
both self- and College-imposed and 
made outstanding contributions to 
the life of the campus, 'ft' 

2005 Awards Banquet Recognizes Students 
and Student Organizations 

Student Leaders of the Year: 

Greg Walker '05 Cathee Hill '06 

Student Organization of the Year: 

Student Athletic Advisory Council 

Lasell Chair: Chantel Daley '05 

2004-2005 Lasell Bowl Recipients: 

Jen Boyd '06 Jason Lively '05 

Heidi Hanna '05 Alexis Polanco '05 
Eric Knapp '05 Wendy Riddle '06 

The Ruth Paetz Braun '54 Undergraduate Connected 
Learning Awards 

Established through the generosity of Ruth Paetz Braun '54, in honor of her 50th 
reunion, this is the first year the awards have been presented. 

Upper Level 
Creative Essay: 

Stephanie Rich '07 

Service Awards Banquet 

Level Writing: 

Katie Bryer '08 

Upper Level 
Research Essay: 

Jennifer Peters '05 

National Collegiate Honors Council 

Seated at the Service Awards Banquet 
were (L to R) Stephanie Kana '08, Marian 
Salama '08, Carrie Pike '08, Crystal 
Larocelle 'oy, and Kianna Gooden '06. 
All were America Reads tutors except for 
Stephanie, who was a community service 
scholar and traveled to Florida for the 
Alternative Spring Break. 

I he Service Awards Banquet was 
sponsored by the Center for 
Community-Based Learning. Students 
were honored who participated in the 
America Reads Program, VITA, 
Alternative Spring Break, the 
Community Service House, and 
the Community Service Scholars 
Program. "% 

The 2005 Honors Council attendees. 
Front row (L to R) Rebecca Ladner '07, 
Angelica Adams 'oj, Courtney Dinsmore 
'oj, and Erin Crotty 'oj. Back row (L to 
R) Samantha Dulac '05, Tarah Martell 
'05, and Stacy George '05. 

Lasell was well represented at this 
year's National Collegiate Honors 
Council that was held in April in Pine 
Barrens, NJ. Three senior fashion 
majors, Samantha Dulac, Stacy George, 
and Tarah Martell led a roundtable 
discussion on "Leadership Through 
Service in Lasell College's Honors 
Program. A lively discussion followed. 

At another session, four sophomores, 
Angelica Adams, Courtney Dinsmore, 
Erin Crotty, and Rebecca Ladner, made 
a presentation called, "Vote or Die: 
Service and Political Action at Lasell 
College — A Path to Leadership." 
They discussed the mobilization of 
the campus behind "Lasell Votes" 
during the fall of 2004, which 
succeeded in the registration of an 
unheard of 75 percent of the eligible 
undergraduate population. W 

The 2005 Bowl and Chair Recipients: Back row Greg Walker '05, Front row (L to R) Eric 
Knapp '05, Chantel Daley '05 (Lasell chair), Cathee Hill '06, Heidi Hanna '05, Alexis 
Polanco '05. Missing: Jen Boyd '06, Jason Lively '05, Wendy Riddle '06. 

Lasell College Academic Recognition 2005 
Senior Book Award Recipients 

Maha Al-shoaibi 
Emily Binder 

Noriko Hada 
John Henneberg 

Dana Paoletti 
Andrea Pontilio 
Faustine Reny 
Edin Rizvanbegovic 

Sarah Briggs 
Rebie Cumberbatch 

Julie Hubbard 
Rolande Johndro 

Diana Demirciyan 
Samantha Dulac 
Lesley Foss 
Jessie Gilbert 

Eric Knapp 
Krystal Kuczmiec 
Isabel Miller 
Colleen Noonan 

Melissa Ann Rossi 
Steve Rubbicco 
John Steele 
Tomoko Yasukawa 

Honors Program 2005 

These graduates have participated in a series of specialized courses and projects 
throughout their four years. Completion of the program signifies a high level 
of initiative, academic accomplishment, and commitment to the values of 
citizenship within a connected learning environment. 

Heidi Hanna Tarah Martell 

Samantha Dulac 
Caitlin Fraser 
Stacy George 

Eric Knapp 
Krystal Kuczmiec 

James Ploski 
Keith Tower 

2005 Athletic Awards Presented at Sports Banquet 

Student-Athlete of the Year: 

Allegra DeLuca '05 

Student-Athlete Honor Roll 

This year there were 93 stuc 

ent-athletes with GPA's of 3.0 or higher. Of these, 

four had perfect 4.0s. 

Most Valuable Players: 

Field Hockey: 

Heidi Hanna '05 

Softball: Women's Basketball: 

Laura Stone '05 Theresa Allen '07 

Men's Soccer: 

Matt Denham '06 

Men's Volleyball: Women's Lacrosse: 

Dwayne Cartegna '08 Mandi Rapisardi '06 

Women's Soccer: 

Laurel Saia '08 

Women's Volleyball: Men's Lacrosse: 

Allison Bianco '08 Louie Lucchetti '06 

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Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Alumni Relations 

A Message from Karen Gill, 
Director of Alumni Relations 

Office of Alumni Relations 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 
Newton, MA 02466-2716 
(617) 243-2139 
fax (617) 243-2383 
cell (617) 291-5786 

Hello Lasell Alumni- 

wr hat a great Reunion! It was so much 
fun seeing so many of you having a 
wonderful time. It makes all our hard 
work during the year worth it to see 
your smiles, hear your laughter and 
watch you run around and dance like 
you were back in your college days! 

The "Calendar Girls" Launch party was 
incredible! Fourteen models showed 
up and signed calendars while the 
champagne flowed and the stories 
were told. It was great to watch the 
camaraderie of all the different age 
groups (Classes of 1938-2004). 

Throughout the year, we try to plan both 
social and educational programs of 
interest to all class years. Showcasing 
faculty and students "on the road" at 
our regional gatherings is one way we 
can show you the Lasell of today. We 
welcome your suggestions and ideas to 
stay connected with your alma mater 
and friends. 



Karen B. Gill 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Chianti, Italy 

July 2-io, 2006 

with Alumni Holidays, Inc. 

Join alumni 
from five other 
Massachusetts col- 
leges and sit back, 
relax, and imagine 
yourself reaping 
Italy's rich harvest of pleasures. 
Acquaint yourself with Chianti in 
the idyllic village of Marcialla. Ponder, 
with anticipation, the many regional 
wonders you are about to explore. Sip 
sublime white wines and soothe your 
palate with fragrant olive oils at Castello 
di Monsanto in the heart of Chianti 
Classico. Travel to Pisa and be per- 
plexed by its whimsical Leaning Tower 
before continuing on to ancient Lucca. 
Meander through Tuscan/ s character- 
infused hill country, stopping to visit 
San Gimignano and the crystal-laden 
town of Colle di Val d'Elsa. Finally, 
admire the Renaissance wonders of 
the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, 
Piazza della Signoria, and Piazzale 
Michelangelo in Florence, and Siena's 
Mangia Tower and Duomo. 

Approximately $2095, per person, plus 
air, based on double occupancy. V.A.T. 
is an additional $95 per person, subject 
to change. 

NOTE: The itinerary outlined is 
preliminary and subject to change 
due to operational conditions. 

Alumni Association News... 

The recipients of Alumni Association 
Scholarships are returning students 
who have financial need and have 
demonstrated their outstanding ability 
as scholars. They were selected from a 
competitive pool of applicants and 
bring a wide range of talents to the 
Lasell community. They are leaders and 
volunteers in extra-curricular activities 
on and off campus. 

Sylvie Norian '06 is one of the recipients 
of the Alumni Scholarships awarded by 
Alumni Association President, Patti Beck 
Bishop '9 j. 

The recipients for the 2005-2006 
school year are: 

Nakia Garrett, a senior Fashion Design 
and Production major from Newport, 
RI. She is involved in the Rhythm 
Unique Dance Team, a Community 

Service Scholar, a past phonathon 
caller and works part-time at the College 
dining service. 

Kianna Gooden, a senior Human 
Services major from Danielson, CT She 
is active in the Sisterhood/ Brotherhood 
Organization, the Caribbbean Beat, 
a Resident Assistant, a phonathon 
caller and a tutor for the "America 
Reads Program." 

Sylvie Norian, a senior Graphic Design 
major from Lexington, MA. She is 
involved in the Lasell Chorus, Emerging 
Leaders Program, writer for "Polished 
Magazine," and waitress at Lasell 
Village. Sylvie was part of a team 
which created the new logo for the 
Alumni Association. 

Katherine Witham, a junior Humanities 
major (with a minor in History) from 
Waterville, ME. She is active in the 
Emerging Leaders Program, has 
worked with residents of Lasell Village, 
contributed artwork to the Lasell 
Literary Magazine and is a volunteer 
at her hometown fire station. 

The Alumni Association sponsored a 
silent auction on Reunion Weekend and 
the proceeds (over $1,200) went to the 
Alumni Student Scholarship Fund. W 

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at: 

1884 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02466-2716 

Phone: (617) 243-2139 Fax: (617) 243-2383 

or email us at 

Alumni Dates 

If you would be interested in sponsoring 
or helping to organize an alumni event 
in the future, please contact the Alumni 
Relations Office. 

October 16 is River Day at the Lasell 
College Stoller Boathouse on the 
Charles River. Calling all alumni! The 
century-old war canoes are still used 
for the competition and have all been 
completely restored. They will be put 
into service on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the 
boathouse and need alumni paddlers! 
Picnic lunch to follow ($12). Please 
contact your former fellow teammates 
and pass the word and plan to come 
back to campus. 



5 ■' ^zs 

jggr ~ 

October 23 - Cape Cod, MA - Reception 
at home of Barbara Caron MacLean '66, 
West Chatham, 3-5:30 p.m. 

November 20 - Beverly, MA - 

North Shore Music Theatre - 
"The Full Monty," brunch at home 
of Jean Sargent Lee '49 prior to 
the performance. 

April 2006 - Boston, MA - Theatre trip 
to see the musical "Wicked." 

April 9, 2006 - Potomac, MD - 

Reception at the home of Kay Goodman 
Kline '61, 3 - 5 p.m. 

May 19-21, 2006 - Reunion* 
Weekend/Commencement Weekend - 

Check out the Lasell College alumni 
web site for 
more information. Please email 
the Alumni Relations Office at with any address 
changes or class notes. 

* Back by popular demand, a Nursing 
Reunion will be held Saturday, May 20. m 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves 1 5 


Alumni Relations 

From the President of the 
Alumni Association 

Lasell Alumni, Inc. 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 
Newton, MA 02466-2716 
(617) 243-2139 
fax (617) 243-2383 



tu* e 

Dear Fellow Alums: 

Fradirion. History. Culture. These three 
words embody life at Lasell. 

I attended Reunion and Commencement 
2005 and couldn't help but realize and 
appreciate how much tradition, history 
and culture remains at Lasell. 

In case you haven't attended Reunion in 
the last four years, it now occurs on the 
same weekend as Commencement. And 
many alumni, including myself, find 
being there a truly rewarding experience. 

Who could pass up the opportunity to 
bridge new graduates with current alum- 
ni? Alumni get the feel of current life on 
campus, even as many of the graduates 
are moving out of their dorms. This year 
we even had events with the students and 
their parents. I was not able to attend the 
Lobster Bake, but from what I hear it was 
a huge success. 

Some of you may wonder what traditions 
remain since your Lasell days. Well, the 
Torchlight parade marches on. And one 
of my favorite traditions — the class 

banner — remains. Reunion and 
Commencement offer a unique opportuni- 
ty for the Alumni Association to show 
off the banners of yesteryear. I find it 
amazing that you can trace world history 
by way of the banners. A perfect example 
is the banner for the Class of 2005. It 
reads "Still.. .Repulsae Nescia". For those 
who may not know Latin, it means 
"Still.. .Courage Ignorant of Defeat." A 
very moving statement when you consider 
that registration day for these students was 
September n, 2001. 

And so the landscape and architecture of 
Lasell continue to change. However its 
essence does not. The traditions and cul- 
ture that help define Lasell will remain for 
many years to come. And I hope you will 
visit Lasell soon and get a feel for what is 
still the same, and share with us some of 
your history. 

'Til next time, 

oft &ci^^Ao^ 

Patti Beck Bishop, Class of '97 


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Almost Sold Out! 

Alumni Calendar Girls Prove Irresistible 

It was inspired by the hit movie, 
"Calendar Girls," the true story of 12 
prim and proper English women who 
turned the creation of their annual 
calendar into fundraising bonanza by 
posing discretely in the 'all-together.' 

Lasell' s very own version — created 
collaboratively by the Office of Alumni 
Relations and Lasell Alumni Inc. — has 
yielded a similar result. Proceeds from 
the 2006 calendar sales support student 
scholarships ($20 per calendar). But 
hurry, the calendar is almost sold out! %' 

(L to R) Beverly Kimball Lamburn '55, Anne Blake Perkins '46, Lee Kerkins Monticone '55, 
and Carol Merwin Robinson '55 share a laugh while celebrating at the Calendar Girls 
Launch Party on Reunion Weekend. 

Lasell Alumni 
Online Community 

Are you moving to a new city and 
don't know anyone there? Why not 
do a search for your new city and 
see if there is a Lasell alum who 
lives there who could be of assis- 
tance to you? It might even be one 
of your classmates and give you a 
chance to reconnect! 

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Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Alumni Relations 

2005 Lasell Medallion Recipients 

Susan Slocum Klingbeil 45. 

Our family likens Sue to 'The Queen 
of Hearts,'" says Susan Slocum 
Klingbeil's husband Bill. "She's a card, 
has the grace of royalty, and a heart as 
big as all outdoors." In the many roles 
that she has played at Lasell, these quali- 
ties have come to the fore, as well as her 
unfailing energy and commitment. 

Sue followed in her mother's and her 
aunt's footsteps when she came to 
Lasell. Her leadership role started 
immediately and she was both 
president of her senior class and 
president of Bragdon. 

Always one to keep in touch with her 
classmates, Sue's hand is quickly raised 

when there is an opportunity to host an 
alumni event and she has been instru- 
mental in reconnecting Lasell alumni. 
She was appointed to the Board of 
Overseers in 1995 and elected as 
Trustee in 1996. She was acting Annual 
Fund Chairperson and Class of 1945 
Reunion coordinator. 

While raising her family of four chil- 
dren, Sue found time to establish and 
head a leisure time consulting firm that 
advised families on the selection of 
summer camps and educational trips 
and activities throughout the world. 

Sue was particularly suited to this job, as 
she and Bill love to travel and their spirit 

of adventure has taken them far and 
wide: by motor home, by barge, 
by glass topped train, and by plane 
(including the 22,000 air miles that 
they covered in the Far East, Australia, 
and New Zealand). 

It came as no surprise when Sue and 
Bill arrived in Immokalee, Florida to 
join nine Lasell students who were 
helping with Habitat for Humanity 
during this year's service-learning 
March break. Donning hard hats, they 
were once again eager to participate in 
a College endeavor. W 

Elisse Allinson Share '65. 

fclisse's activism and enthusiasm have 
raised the bar for alumni volunteers. 
Her excitement about Lasell is palpable 
and her devotion to the College and 
her contributions to the institution 
are considerable. 

Always a "people-person," Elisse was a 
member of Blue Key while at Lasell and 
enjoyed taking prospective students 
around campus. She lived in Conn 

House her senior year and became very 
close to the eight other residents, con- 
firming her belief in the importance of 
the collegial environment of a smaller 
college. She also met her future hus- 
band, Neil, during this time and her 
mother contended that the reason Elisse 
made dean's list was because she spent 
every Friday night studying with him at 
the Harvard library. 

After Lasell, Elisse went on to Lesley 
College where she received a degree in 
education. She taught elementary school 
for several years and was soon involved 
with her daughter's school parent 
organization - the beginning of her 

In 1991, Jennifer Share enrolled at 
Lasell and Elisse became reacquainted 
with her alma mater. When she discov- 
ered there wasn't an alumni association 
in New Jersey she took the reins and 
organized one. From then on there was 
no stopping her. 

She joined the Board of Overseers in 
1992 and was elected to the Board of 

Trustees in 1994. But, when she took on 
the chairmanship of the Annual Fund 
she redoubled her time and commit- 
ment to the College. Her mission 
became getting the message out to 
alumni about Lasell's unique academic 
opportunities and she remained 
as Chair for seven years, during 
which time both alumni 
participation and 
donations grew. 

With her background in 
education, Elisse has 
always focused in on the 
College's students. In 
1998, she and her husband 
Neil, endowed the Elisse 
Allinson Share '65 and Jennifer A, 
Share '98 Scholarship to help deserving 
young scholars receive a Lasell educa- 
tion. Additionally, she became very 
involved with the Annual Fund's 
student Phonathon Program, realizing 
the value of the long hours this group 
puts in to reach out to Lasell alumni 
and parents. H 

Call for Nominations 
for Lasell Medallion 

Each year a committee appointed 
by the Alumni Association's Board 
of Management selects 
individuals to receive 
the Lasell Medallion. 
The bronze award 
may be presented 
to "any member 
of the Lasell family 
who, by virtue of 
distinguished service 
to the College or society at 
large, has brought added honor 
to the name Lasell." Nominations 
for the 2006 award, which will be 
presented at Reunion Convocation 
on May 20, should be sent to the 
Office of Alumni Relations. 

Silent Auction Winners for Reunion 2005 




Guest conductor for 


Joyce Wheeler Gardner '60 

New Philharmonia 


Popcorn popper 

Urit Chaimovitz '98 

Shakira Watson King '00 

Cuisinart coffeemaker 

Urit Chaimovitz '98 

Linda Foster Nixon '65 

Picnic basket (filled) 

Linda Telfer '60 

Linda Foster Nixon '65 

Red Sox mirror 

Linda Telfer '60 

Lisa Simmons '80 

Lasell fleece jacket 

Kathy Morgan Lucey '67 

Jackie Cain Sheils '55 

Beauty basket 

Jacqueline Paulding Hauser 


Joy Stewart Rice '55 

Alumni take a minute to look at the Silent Auction items. 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves 17 

Alumni Reunion Weekend 

At Reunion Weekend, we asked the alums to share 
their thoughts on "What I learned at Lasell" 

"How to roll up our slacks under our trenchcoats." 

"How to cover for a roommate when she was late." 
"How to get two "Lasell brownies with claret sauce. ' 

"How to make phone calls without a coin." 

"How to play bridge." 

"How to flirt with guys." 

"How to climb out ofKarandon House's window after curfew." 

"How to be myself — I felt academically 
encouraged, nurtured, and challenged." 

"How to live with others which has lasted a lifetime." 

"7.55 Breakfast Club." 

"Porcupine balls are enough to make 
you avoid dinner -they are awful." 

"How to knit "beer mug socks." 

"How to smoke." 

"How to talk to boys." 

"How to Charleston." 

"How to meet best friends in the 'Barn.'" 

"How it was hard to leave home for the first time, but harder to 
leave Lasell and my friends when we graduated." 

"As an only child, it was different living with a group of girls." 

"I learned to eat things I never ate at home." 

"My days in a dorm were hard at first, 
but I learned to live with a lot of women." 

"They produce the most intriguing women. " 

Past Alumni Events... 

June 2005 - Boston Pops Concert 

After dinner, at Symphony Hall, the Boston Pops Concert featured the guest artists' 
group "Guster." 

June 2005 

A mini reunion took place for the central New York Lasell alums at the Lakeshore Yacht 
ej Country Club in Cicero, NY, in June 2005. Seated (L to R) Susan Kyle Anthony '61, 
Charlotte Brown McDowell '60, Frances Reid Smith '59, Carolyn Wood Brox '59. 
Standing (L to R) JoAnn Jacobson '6}, Annette Bogdan Ferris '$j, Barbara Simpson 
Baier '56, and Shirley Price Bayus '56. 

July 2005 - Red Sox Came 

About the evening, Sharon Carley Fitts '62 says, "Thanks for an almost perfect evening — 
obviously it would have been perfect if the Sox had won! Now looking forward to Tanglewood. 

"To the Alumni Relations office staff... thanks for your efforts and all you did for our 1960 Class.. .We are a bunch of'Ya 
Ya's"... never been with 19 women who connect the way we do and I thank Lasell for bringing us together 45 years ago. When 
we are together we are all 19 years old again. ..a wonderful beautiful reunion. ..the campus is totally awesome and wonderful 
sites that have not changed in 45 years. I cherish my two years at Lasell, as I cherish the women I met then and who we are 
today. ..still a very deep connection. Hear! Hear! to Lasell and all the women who were there then and return today." 

— Wendy Holmes-Pearson 1960 


Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Alliltini Reunion Weekend 

Some '5$ers dance to the Dixieland band. 

The Class of '05 leaves their mark. 

Class of '45 

Terry Bergeron Hoyt, Dorothy Piper 
Bottalico, Jean Mitchell Hunter, and Dru 
Roberts Bickford get reacquainted. 

Class of '55 - 50th Reunion 

Diana Hendley Cooper, Tish Gura Conroy, JoAnne DiPietro DiMarco, Barbara Hillard Tracey, Carolyn Chapin Snyder, Mimi Choi Smith, 
Carol Merwin Robinson, Jackie Cain Sheils, Phyllis Thompson Vesey, Lee Kerkins Monticone, Francine Symonds Paresky. Second row (L to 
R):Joan Murano Swanson, Frances Bristol, Joan Baker Cornell, Nancy Tripp Taylor, Ruth Dyer Jones, CJ Somers Ogrodnik, Sue Clark 
Johnson, Arlene Pariseau Cairns, Beverly Kimball Lamburn, Millie Monahan Regan. Back row (L to R): Lucille Marden Randall, Joy 
Stewart Rice, Charleen Herrling Smith, Lucinda Nolin Johnson, Linda Nolin Ahem, Gigi Harold, Jean Van Buskirk Swanfeldt, Terry Brossi 
Ciarcia, Ann Harris Hughes. 

Class of '55 

Lucille Marden Randall, Francine Symonds Paresky, JoAnne 
DiPietro DiMarco, Lee Kerkins Monticone, Jackie Cain Sheils, 
CJ Somers Ogrodnik, and Mimi Choi Smith reunited at the 
Yamawaki art reception. 

Some graduating seniors and their parents joined the Lobster 
Bake extravaganza. 

Calendar Girls Launch Party. 

Faithe Bowker-Maloney '60 came prepared 
for the lobster bake. 

Alumni Parade of Classes. 

Joyce Wheeler Gardner '60 was the high 
bidder in the auction to conduct the "Stars 
and Stripes Forever." 

The alumni singers joined the New Philharmonia Orchestra 
in a medley of "The Sound of Music." 

The Class ofig6o checked out the vintage wedding dress exhibit. 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves IQ 

Major Gifts and Planned Giving 

From Cathy Black: 

Major Gifts and 
Planned Giving 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 
Newton, MA 02466-2716 
(617) 243-2223 
fax (617) 243-2383 

/Vs a new academic year begins, so do 
my discussions with alumni and friends 
to encourage leadership support of the 
Annual Fund, as well as more major 
support for specific needs at Lasell. It 
is clear to all of us that Lasell has now 
arrived — larger student body, expanded 
physical plant, cutting-edge programs, 
and exciting connected learning 

opportunities. In order for us to remain 
state-of-the-art and exemplary, we must 
continue raising major gifts for priori- 
ties in each area of the College. I have 
included a "wish list" of funding oppor- 
tunities that we hope you will consider 
when making philanthropic decisions 
this year. 

Please remember that these initiatives 
can be funded through outright gifts of 
cash or appreciated securities. Those 
entries that are annual expenses can 
also be funded through an endowment 
gift. Gifts over $5,000 can be paid out 
over several years if necessary. 

For more information on this "wish 
list," please contact me at 617-243-2223 
or We wholehearted- 
ly thank you, who have supported 
Lasell in a major way, and for those 
who are still wondering how to help, 
we hope this list provides much "food 
for thought!" 

Cathy Black 

Director of Major Gifts 

& Planned Giving 

Funding Priorities Wish List 


Scholarship funding for undergraduate and 
graduate tuition, and study abroad programs 

Learning Center/Academic Computing 
fund for support of Workshops, 
small equipment, peer training 

25,000 per year 

Underwriting student yearbook 

20,000 per year 

BioPac (for social sciences, natural sciences, 

sports science criminal justice); for two units 
and associated software 


H«]M1 Student study rooms in library 


Funds to underwrite a part-time 

Chaplain's position 

15,000 per year 

K«]|il Graduate student lounge furnishings 


Coffeehouse series of acoustic performers 
for the student center 

10,000 per year 

Faculty Scholar(s) in Service Learning; 
annual professional development support 

8,000 per year 

Computers for the Barn classrooms 


Diversity training for Residential life staff 

5,000 per year 

W Hil Plasma board for Student Center Information Desk 


Rockwell fitness program (large motor skills) 


Wellness programming for the Health 
and Counseling Centers 

2,000 per year 

Rockwell weekly Spanish program 


Planned Giving 

Bequests: Leaving a Legacy 

We are pleased to continue our series 
of bequest donor profiles in this edition 
of LEAVES. These thoughtful individ- 
uals chose to support Lasell hy making 
a provision in their will or trust to 
support the College at their deaths. 
Each biography may be different, but 
clearly, the common thread among 
these three women is tremendous love 
and respect for their alma mater and 
the desire to help students have the 
same fulfilling Lasell experiences. 

Together, our featured donors 
bequeathed over $60,000 to Lasell. 
We hope they inspire you to consider 
bequest support as part of your 
philanthropic planning. For more 
information or to request a bequest 
language handout, please call or 
e-mail Cathy Black at 617-243-2223 

Diane Palady Barry 

'49 Diane received 
her degree in health 
science. While at 
Lasell, she was a 
member of the 
Orphean and Day 
Hop Outing Clubs and served on the 
crew and basketball teams. Upon gradu- 
ation, Diane worked at Massachusetts 
General Hospital as a medical secretary 
as well as in the alumni office at 
Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. 
She married fames Barry in 1957 and 
had three children. Diane was a master 
gardener and was involved in several 
professional associations affiliated with 
landscaping — the Treefarmer's 
Association of Massachusetts, where she 
served as Secretary, and the Land Trust 
Conservation Association in Grafton, 
MA. She also taught braille to the blind 
and ESL courses to Hispanic students. 
Diane resided in North Carolina and 
New Hampshire before passing away in 
January 2002. She bequeathed $5,000 
to Lasell for student scholarships. 

Shirley Frank 
Kerner '45 

Shirley completed 
the medical secre- 
tarial program while 
at Lasell. An accom- 
plished athlete, she 
participated in soccer, baseball, crew, 
basketball, hockey, and served on the 
Athletic Council. Her sister, Gail 
"Frankie" Wells, also attended Lasell 
and graduated in 1956. Professionally, 
Shirley worked for a number of doctors 
in New Jersey as a medical secretary 
and was also a waitress. She married, 
had two daughters and, later in life, 
four grandchildren. Shirley was an 
avid gardener, an accomplished bridge 
player, and loved the outdoors. She 
passed away in March, 2002 and 
bequeathed Lasell $4,000. 

Phyllis Rafferty 
Shoemaker '22 

Phyllis was born in 
the Philippines and 
chose Lasell upon 
the recommenda- 
tion of a close 
family friend. After graduation, Phyllis 
worked as a secretary in Washington, 
D.C. In 1925, she married Dr. A. Bedell 
Shoemaker and moved to Boston. She 
served as Assistant Treasurer and 
President of the Lasell Alumnae 
Association and was elected to the 
Board of Trustees in 1950. The 
Shoemakers then moved to Watsonville, 
CA in 1953, where Phyllis served as 
president of the Local Community 
Hospital Service League, was a member 
of the Republican Women's Club, and 
was very involved in church work. She 
passed away in August, 1998 and 
bequeathed Lasell $55,000. ^ 

20 Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

Annual Fund 

From Noni Linton: 

"Hello, this is Lasell College calling..." 

Annual Fund Office 

1884 Commonwealth Ave 
Newton, MA 02466-2716 
(617) 243-2165 
Fax: (617) 243-2383 


Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45, Annual Fund 
Chair, presents President Thomas de Witt 
with a check for $84,000 from the 
Reunion 2005 classes at Reunion 
Convocation in May 2005. Reunion 
gifts help boost the Lasell College Annual 
Fund totals. 

Like many colleges and universities, 
Lasell hires a number of students each 
year as student phoners for the Lasell 
Phonathon. I know that many of you 
dislike having your evening hours 
interrupted by this kind of telemarket- 
ing call. If you have caller ID and 
Lasell College shows up, do you pick 
up the phone? 

We hope you will choose to answer 
the call from Lasell. Why? Because the 
student calling you has an opportunity 
to learn something from you about his 
or her school — your own experiences 
as a Lasell student in the classroom, the 
dormitory, on the athletic field, and so 
on. And, you have an opportunity to 
learn something about his or her 
experiences as a Lasell student — and 
perhaps even about what residence life 
is like now in Gardner or Carpenter or 
whatever house was your Lasell home. 

The exchange of ideas and experiences 
between alumni of all decades and cur- 
rent students is important — enhancing 
the student phonefs perception of 
Lasell — and yours as well. 

We hope that you will take the call 
because you are also helping your 
student caller acquire practical commu- 
nication and sales skills while learning 
what it is to be an alumnus and a donor. 

We also hope that you will answer 
the call so that you can hear firsthand 
from one of the beneficiaries of your 
support through Lasell' s student 
financial aid program. We hope that 
by hearing the individual stories of your 
phoner you will be touched in a way 
that no mailing can. 

So, when the phone rings and your 
caller ID tells you Lasell is calling, 
please answer it and take a few minutes 
to chat. I think you will be glad that 
you did. 

KJfrviA- Jj\Or-rv^-_> 

Noni Linton 

Director of Annual Giving 

Please answer our calls! 

Parents Annual Appeal 

The Parents Annual Appeal is an 
important part of the Lasell College 
Annual Fund, which provides support 
for financial aid and scholarships, 
academic and athletic programs, 
technology and library resources. 

Each year, gifts to the Annual Fund help 
bridge the gap between tuition and fees, 
and operating expenses of the College. 
By raising unrestricted funds for the 
College, the Fund enhances the quality 
of Lasell students' life and learning. 

Parents are extraordinarily generous 
supporters of Lasell College, especially 
through the Lasell Annual Fund. Last 
year, 157 parents of current Lasell 
students contributed to the Lasell 
Annual Fund, a 131% increase in donor 
participation from 2004! 

The generosity of parents is especially 
gratifying. It speaks volumes about the 
quality of the educational experience 
we offer to their children and their 
satisfaction with Lasell College. 

This annual fundraising effort is 
directed toward parents as well as 
grandparents, running from July 1 - 
June 30. To make a gift online, 
please visit our secure website at: 
or contact the Lasell College Annual 
Fund staff at 617-243-2165 
for assistance. _" 

For Your Security 

To keep your credit card informa- 
tion secure, we are asking you 
to provide an extra code number 
from your credit card for further 
verification. We have updated our 
reply forms to reflect this change 
and hope that you will help us 
by completing all of the credit 
card information requested on the 
form you received or the online 
form. If you have any questions 
regarding this change, please call 
Noni Linton (617-243-2165) or 
Jenn Marvel (617-243-2282). 

Ways to Give to Lasell 

• Use the reply form you received 
in the mail to pay by check or 
credit card (Master Card, Visa 
or American Express). 

• Give online, visit our secure 
website at 
and click on 'Donate to Lasell.' 

• Make a gift of stock. Please call 
Noni Linton (617-243-2165) for 
instructions on transferring 
stock to the College. 

• Pledge now and pay your 
pledge before June 30, 2006. 
Reminders will be sent in 
the spring. 

• If your (or your spouse's) 
employer matches charitable 
contributions, please enclose 
the form with your gift. 

Corporate Matching Gifts 

Many corporations will match 
gifts from their employees to 
educational institutions, usually 
doubling, or sometimes tripling, 
the employee contribution. These 
corporate matching gifts boost 
the Lasell College Annual Fund 
by $40,000 or more every year. 
If you are one of our donors 
whose gifts are matched by your 
employer, please accept our 
sincere thanks. To learn whether 
your employer has such a 
program, please check with your 
benefits office. You may be able 
to increase your support to Lasell, 
providing additional funds for 
current operating expenses, 
including funds for student 
financial aid, academic programs, 
athletic programs, library 
resources, technology, buildings 
and grounds. Every gift helps. 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves 2 1 

Lasell Village 

Time Flies 

Lasell Village Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary 

Dr. Margery Silver (far right) sits with future centenarians (L to R) Villager Ruth Cobb 
Kupferman, Villager Anna Castleman, a friend, and Anna's older sister, Harriet Cohen. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony that 
marked the official opening of Lasell 
Village seems like yesterday, but sud- 
denly it was time to start planning for 
a fifth anniversary party. During the 
week of May 9, there were many gala 
events at the Village in recognition of 
its five successful years of existence. 
President de Witt opened the celebra- 
tion with a retrospective. 

"Be careful what you wish for," he 
smiled. "We began the journey towards 
creating a retirement community in 
1988 to lift the College and give it new 
zest and focus. We believed in an 
engaged retirement community, we 
wanted to give back to society, and to 
put Lasell at the cutting edge. Our 
dream was realized when the Village 
opened in 2000. 

"We took a huge gamble and there were 
a lot of bumps in the road. We fought 
with the neighbors and the city and I 
was blessed to have a Board of Trustees 
that stuck by me and gave me strong 
support. We learned that complex 
projects take a long time. 

"We weren't sure who would want to 
come and be required to take 450 hours 
of learning a year. But, we sold out 

"Princess of the Village" Paula Panchuck 
waves her magic wand. 

almost immediately because you are 
all learners. We have seen that other 
retirement communities do not have 
the spark of life, the engagement, or 
the zest that is found here. 

"Lasell Village has brought visibility to 
the College and made a huge difference 
in its life. Our students have benefited 
from and enjoy the intergenerational 
learning that is now available to them. 
And, the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for 
Research on Aging and Intergenerational 
Studies is on its way to becoming well 
known for disseminating information 
about what we are learning about inter- 
generational learning. 

"It's time for a champagne toast." 

And so, glasses were raised and the week 
continued. There was a performance by 
the College Jazz Ensemble, a concert by 
the Boston Music Workshop, a classical 
piano concert given by Eleanor Perrone, 
and a reception given by Executive 
Director Jim Wingardner. 

A true highlight was the staff and 
resident panel presentation titled 
"Reflections: Living and Learning at 
Lasell Village," a celebration of a 
remarkable community in discourse, 
music, poetry, and song. 

Dean Paula Panchuck waved her magic 
wand and spun the tale of The Princess 
and the Village. "These five years have 
truly been a fairy tale," she said. "There 
have been dragons slayed and porridge 
that has been too hot to eat, but Tom 
had the visionary talents that enabled 
him to see into the future and skeptics 
became believers." 

Before Village poet Freddy Frankel read 
his commemorative villanelle, Our 
Village on the Hillside, in the Valley of 
Lasell (see sidebar), he reflected on the 

"marriage that is for keeps between the 
Village and the College. We have the 
tenacity and vision of Tom de Witt to 
thank for this successful evolution. We 
are part of a college that has reached its 
full stride." 

Each resident who spoke had his or her 
own tale to tell. "This is like summer 
camp, only better," exclaimed Hilma 
Unterberger. "I was an academic snob 
and dubious of the classes I would be 
taking. Then I took a course with Joe 
Aieta, and that did it. He's a flaming 
liberal who's even to the left of me!" 

"I thought I was just moving," said 
Ruth Saldinger, "but this has been a 
story of friendship. I have been blessed 
with an abundance and richness of new 
and good friends." 

"My children used to sled down 
Bragdon Hill," recalled David Rolbein. 
"I think what brought a lot of us to the 
Village is its location and its learning 
program. If it were not for this combi- 
nation, many of us wouldn't be in a 
retirement community. I've learned a 
great deal, enjoyed every minute, and, 

unlike when I was in college, I've 
retained every bit." 

Music bound the entire program togeth- 
er. Resident Dorothy Halpern played 
Beethoven's Rondo in G and Village 
Marketing Director Sheila Waxman 
played two Chopin pieces. Assistant to 
the Dean Celeste Harring ended the 
program by singing Puccini's O Mio 
Babbino Caro. "The first time I sang 
an aria publicly was at Lasell Village, 
and so, I'd like to sing it again," she 
explained. "The Village is an extended 
family for me." 

On Friday, neuropsychologist, Assistant 
Professor of Neurology at Boston 
University, and Village resident Dr. 
Margery Silver spoke on The Secrets 
of Centenarians: Living Long and Living 
Well. She told of her research with 
Boston Medical Center's New England 
Centenarian Study and the surprises 
it revealed. 

"I feel that I am preaching to the 
converted," she smiled. "The Village 
embodies the principles that let 
centenarians live long and well." W 

Our Village on the Hillside, in the Valley of Lasell 

On the hillside, in the valley of Lasell 
a spirit that you don't expect survives — 
you can't tell us from the students very well. 

The early doubts were easy to dispel, 
by adding learning cycles to our lives 
on the hillside, in the valley of Lasell. 

It's not up rock-face that we must rappel, 
just walk twice around the pond in stride, 
you can't tell us from the students very well. 

When friends come round to have us show and tell, 
they find that here we also have nine lives 
on the hillside, in the valley of Lasell. 

Paula and her hand-picked staff excel 

at helping us to intellectualize. 

You can't tell us from the students very well. 


Enchanted by a charismatic spell, 

Tom deWitt is driven by his drives 

on the hillside, in the valley of Lasell — 

he can't tell us from the students very well. 

Freddy Frankel 

22 Lasell Leaves 

Fall 2005 

SpOrtS News 

Message from the Athletic Director 

Office of Athletics 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 
Newton, MA 02466-2716 
(617) 243-2147 
fax (617) 243-2037 


This spring, many student-athletes 
were honored for their contributions to 
both Lasell and the greater community. 
The Lasell Bowl is awarded to students 
who demonstrate a dedication and 
commitment to improving the Lasell 
College community (see story p. 14), 
and last spring two student-athletes 
were recipients. 

Heidi Hanna '05 was field hockey North 
Atlantic Conference Player of the Year 
and was awarded the Lasell Bowl for 
her involvement in a diverse range of 
activities: orientation leader, captain 
of the field hockey team, a member 
of the Dean's List, a member of the 
Student-Athlete Honor Roll, and a 
peer mentor. 

Captain of both the volleyball and 
softball teams, Wendy Puddle '06 was 

also awarded a Lasell Bowl. She was 
named to the North Atlantic Conference 
All-Academic Team and was honored 
as a first team all-conference player for 
both sports. Wendy is the vice-president 
for the Student-Athlete Advisory 
Council, is a First Year Seminar 
co-facilitator, a peer mentor, and a 
member of the Dean's List. 

Basketball player Greg Walker '05 was 
named "Student Leader of the Year" and 
was nominated for this award by his 
peers. He has continually been involved 
with student organizations throughout 
his career, has been a member of the 
Student Athlete Honor Roll, team 
captain of the men's basketball team, 
and was named to the First Team All 
North Atlantic Conference and to the 
North Atlantic Conference Tournament 
Team in 2005. 

Finally, the Student-Athlete Advisory 
Council was named "The Student 
Organization of the Year". SAAC had a 
very productive year, with the student- 
athletes holding blood drives, spending 
time with the CAP (Children with Aids 
Project) children (see story p. 10), 
organizing the fall Fan Fest, coordinat- 
ing student-athlete day, and holding a 
field day for children from the Newton 
based Williams School. 


Kristy Walter 
Athletic Director 

Louis Lucchetti '06 on the offensive. 

Men's Lacrosse 

Overall Record: 10-6 
Conference Record: 5-3 

This was our most successful season 
yet," says third year Head Coach Tim 
Dunton, who was named Pilgrim 
League Coach of the Year. "Our regular 
season performance earned us a spot 
in the league playoffs for the first time 
and we were also awarded a berth and 
made the number three seed for the 
ECAC Tournament." 

Among the victories that stand out this 
season are the home opener against the 
University of Southern Maine which 
went into three OT periods and the win 
against Wheaton College. The defense 
stepped forward, got the Wheaton 
offense out of their rhythm, and held 
Wheaton to four goals, for a 7-4 victory. 

Offensively, the Lasers finished the 
season with five players over 30 points. 
Juniors Louis Lucchetti and Kyle 

Minaker both had over fifty, while Al 
Zayac '07 and Dave Bulhoes both had 
over 40. Defensively, goalkeeper Mark 
DeMieri was named Pilgrim League 
Rookie of the Year and his save 
percentage of .682 place him first 
overall in Division III. 

The Lasers will return with all but two 
players. The 2006 team goal is to win 
the Pilgrim League and compete in the 
NCAA Tournament. W 

Women's Lacrosse 

The women's lacrosse team suited up and 
ready for play. 

Overall Record: 7-5 
Conference Record: 4-2 

Under the leadership of new Head 
Coach Lynne Kirouac, the women's 
lacrosse team had their most successful 
season to date. With their strong per- 
formance, they made it to the NEWLA 
semi-finals and had their first appear- 
ance in the ECAC tournament, where 
they were seeded seventh. 

The key to their success was a strong 
offense. Junior attack player Mandi 
Rapisardi led the Lasers and all of the 
NCAA Division III in scoring, with 75 
goals and 18 assists for a total of 93 
points. She was ably assisted by Sarah 
Williams '07 and Sarah Schlegel '07. 

Goalkeeper Noelle O'Leary '07 did an 
outstanding job throughout the season 
and was named Player of the Week. 

Other key defenders were Krystal 
Ortiz '08 and Laurel Saia '07. 

The future looks bright for next season. 
The team will not graduate any seniors 
and looks to add several new talented 
freshmen to the roster. W 


Jayme Rautenherg '08 is a threat at bat. 

Overall Record: 29-9 
Conference Record: 8-2 

1 ead Coach Tom Defilippo took 
over the reins of the softball program 
after serving as assistant coach for 
six years, and his team had a very 
successful season. Some new key 
strategic components were added to 

the defensive plan, and the team on 
the field was able to compete with 
anyone that stepped up to the plate. 

Senior pitcher Laura Stone had a very 
solid year, pitching 126 innings with 88 
strike outs. Catcher Jayme Rautenberg 
'07 was named the North Atlantic 
Conference Player of the Year. Shortstop 
Wendy Riddle '06 led the team in runs 
scored with 32 and stolen bases with 15 

and Laura Gallagher '08 played solid 
defense at second base. 

The NAC quarterfinal game against 
University of Maine/ Farmington was a 
nail biter. The game was 0-0 until 
the fifth inning when Farmington 
drove in a run which Lasell was unable 
to answer. With only two players 
graduating, the Lasers are looking 
for revenge next season. W 

Fall 2005 

Lasell Leaves 23 

SpOrtS News and Lasell College Athletic Calendar For Fall 2005 

Field Hockey Fall 2005 

Men's Basketball 2005-2006 



1 Saturday 




19 Saturday 

@ Brandeis University 



2 Sunday 




20 Sunday 

@ Brandeis University 



5 Wednesday 




29 Tuesday 




D Tuesday 




15 Saturday 





20 Thursday 

@ Nichols College 



1 Thursday 




22 Saturday 

@ Simmons College* 



3 Saturday 

@ Salem State College 



23 Sunday 

@ Husson College* 



6 Tuesday 




26 Wednesday 




10 Saturday 




29 Saturday 

NAC Quarterfinals 


11 Sunday 




*North Atlantic Conference 


**Parents Cookout 

7 Saturday 

@ Castleton State College** 



8 Sunday 

@ Johnson State College" 



Head Coach: Jessica King (7th year) 

10 Tuesday 

@ Becker College** 



Assistant Coach: Laura Thibodeau (2nd year) 

14 Saturday 




Goalie Coaches: 

(elly Sullivan (5th year), Jess Gonyor (1st year) 

17 Tuesday 

@ Williams College 



19 Thursday 





Volleyball Fall 2005 

22 Sunday 
26 Thursday 

@ Lesley University** 




31 Tuesday 

@ W. CT State College 



1 Saturday 

@ Becker/Mount Ida/Elms* 


10:00 / 12:00 


4 Saturday 

5 Sunday 
7 Tuesday 

7 Friday 

8 Saturday 
11 Tuesday 
13 Thursday 

@ Eastern CT State Tourney 
@ Eastern CT State Tourney 
@ Framingham State College 









15 Saturday 




9 Thursday 

@ Elms College** 



20 Thursday 
22 Saturday 

@ Regis College 



11 Saturday 
15 Wednesday 




25 Tuesday 




17 Friday 

@ Thomas College* 



29 Saturday 

@ Husson/Mt. Ida/ 
Maine Maritime* 



18 Saturday 
21 Tuesday 
24 Friday 

@ UMaine Farmington* 
NAC Quarter-Finals 
NAC Semi-Finals 



*North Atlantic Conference 

25 Saturday 

NAC Championship 


Head Coach: Mary Tom (9th year) 
Assistant Coach: Karin Chue (9th year) 

**NAC West divisional game 
*NAC game 

Head Coach: TBA 

Men's Soccer Fall 2005 



Basketball 2005-2006 

1 Saturday 
4 Tuesday 

8 Saturday 

9 Sunday 
15 Saturday 


@ Elms College* 





19 Saturday 

@ Salem State College 






20 Sunday 

@ Salem State College 






29 Tuesday 

@ Johnson & Wales University 



19 Wednesday 





1 Thursday 
7 Wednesday 
10 Saturday 

22 Saturday 

23 Sunday 
30 Sunday 

NAC Quarterfinals 



@ Bay Path College** 





*North Atlantic Conference 

11 Sunday 




Head Coach: Giovanni Pacini (8th year) 


5 Thursday 




7 Saturday 

@ Castleton State College** 




Soccer Fall 2005 

8 Sunday 
11 Wednesday 

@ Johnson State College** 
@ Becker College** 




14 Saturday 




1 4 Tuesday 




18 Wednesday 

@ St. Joseph's Maine 



8 Saturday 




21 Saturday 




9 Sunday 




22 Sunday 

@ Lesley University** 



12 Wednesday 

@ Lesley University* 



26 Thursday 

@ Plymouth State University 



15 Saturday 




29 Sunday 

@ Mount Ida College* 



18 Tuesday 

@ Wheelock College * 



22 Saturday 





23 Sunday 




1 Wednesday 

@ Wheelock College* 



I 30 Sunday 

NAC Quarterfinals 


4 Saturday 

5 Sunday 





*North Atlantic Conference 

9 Thursday 

@ Elms College** 



11 Saturday 




Head Coach: Lisa McNamara (2nd year) 

15 Wednesday 




Assistant Coach: Jonathon Keefe (2nd year) 

17 Friday 

@ Thomas College* 



18 Saturday 

@ UMaine Farmington* 



Men's and Women's C 

21 Tuesday 
24 Friday 

NAC Quarter-Finals 
NAC Semi-Finals 



25 Saturday 

NAC Championship 


8 Saturday 
15 Saturday 

Roger Williams Invitational 
Regis College 

**NAC West Divisional games 

■ 22 Saturday 

Open Date 

'NAC game 

1 29 Saturday 

NAC - Farmington, ME 

Head Coach: Matthew Stein (2nd year) 


Assistant Coaches: Janice Coppolino (2nd year) 

5 Saturday 

ECAC - Waterford, CT 

12 Saturday 

NCAA Regional - Springfield, MA 

Head Coach: Larry Sullivan 

Listings that appear in 
capital letters denote 

home games. 

Occasionally, due to 

weather, etc., dates 

and times may change. 

For confirmation, 

please check with the 

Athletics Department at 

(617) 243-2147. 



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